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M.Sc. On Campus

Geographical Information Systems

University of Portsmouth

12 months
Duration
16200 GBP/year
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About

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are now a major component of information technology – and if you're interested in pursuing a career in this innovative, exciting field, our MSc Geographical Information Systems (GIS) degree course will give you the tools to succeed.

Overview

Overview

On this MSc Geographical Information Systems degree course, you'll learn practical GIS skills using the same software tools employed by professionals in the field. You'll analyse spatial data through your own project work and build on your previous geographical studies, creating distinctive methods of data analysis, algorithms and software tools.

Once you graduate, you'll be well placed to pursue a career as a geographical information science specialist within local and national government, health authorities, environment and conservation organisations, or in university-based research.

What you’ll experience

  • Get hands-on experience of using Geographical Information (GI) instruments and emerging technologies, including GPS, Total Stations and 3D laser scanners
  • Learn from experts with extensive industrial and consultancy experience and strong research portfolios
  • Practise your GIS data collection skills, both in our GIS labs and in the field
  • Learn image processing and spatial analysis techniques
  • Complete a research report on the GIS topic of your choice, applying the principles of research and design

Work experience and career planning

GIS has become an essential part of the world's information infrastructure and the technology is now widely used in utility companies, telecommunications networks, civil engineering, retailing, local and national government, international charities, NGOs, the National Health Service, environmental organisations, banking and finance, and insurance.

When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career in any of these industries and organisations. Many of our previous graduates are now employed all over the world, working on GIS-related projects for organisations including:
  • The Environment Agency
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Environmental consultancies

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the field of geographical information systems.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching and programme assessment

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • practical sessions

You'll be assessed through:

  • practical exercises
  • projects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing
  • GIS and Database Management Systems
  • Principles of Geographic Information System
  • Research Skills and Project
    • Sustainable Blue Economy
    • Terrain Evaluation and Natural Hazards

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an International student and require to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply earlier and allow additional time for it to be processed.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second class honours degree or equivalent in Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or a related discipline. Professional experience in a relevant area and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU students (including Transition Scholarship) Full time: £8,100

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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