The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, South Bridge
Geographical Information Science, M.Sc.
- Geographical Information Science, M.Sc.
- Duration : 1 year
This course will enable you to develop fundamental skills and in-depth knowledge of key application areas.. Students can choose to undertake an applied study unit, which gives a range of work experience skills and can lead to dissertation opportunities working with key local and national employers.
If you have just graduated, or are still studying for your degree in design, you may be wondering just what kind of jobs you will end up with. If this is the case, then this guide is for you.
Design students are lively and full of ideas. They are likely to watch movie credits with interest and a critical eye, own Apple products and laugh at people who use comic sans and they also typically have a range of skills that are highly valued in the graduate jobs market.
The skills that design graduates are likely to have to offer include:
logical thinking and problem-solving
research and editorial skills
presentation and other communication skills
hands-on project management
software skills. Other possibilities include:
film and television production
editorial roles in printed media
product and packaging design
Plenty of design students have taken the subject in different directions. Consider these examples:
an eye for detail.
Obvious career options for design graduates include web design, interactive media and video editing.
This master's degree focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information science technologies. Geographical information technologies are increasingly used in everyday life, such as Google Earth and geosocial networking. Core geographical information science technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, have had a long history of application in government and private sector environmental agencies, planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities and transportation. We offer research-led teaching and a range of extra-curricular activities designed to deepen and enhance your learning experience. These include access to additional training resources, educational visits, career talks and alumni presentations. You will gain experience using commercial and open source software and acquire skills in the development of spatial software for both desktop and online platforms. Career opportunities: You will have the opportunity to learn from staff with advanced and practical understanding of geographical information science. The taught component of the course, together with the experience of carrying out a postgraduate-level dissertation project, provides you with an excellent foundation for PhD research in numerous fields that involve geospatial data analysis, including physical and human geography, planning, development, and the environmental and earth sciences. There is a high demand worldwide for individuals with these skills.We provide you with the background knowledge and experience needed for employment in many sectors, especially GIS consultancies, environment agencies, marketing, the oil and gas sector, agriculture and forestry, water authorities, health authorities, and retail.
Programme Structure Courses include: Dissertation Support Environmental Remote Sensing GIS and Environmental Applications Digital Image Processing & Data Analysis GIS and the Web Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Practice Applied Study Unit Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Concepts Fundamentals of Information and Information Systems ICTs in Practice
English Entry Requirement
The University of Edinburgh