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The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, South Bridge

Geographical Information Science, M.Sc.

  • Geographical Information Science, M.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 1 year

Student Type

Domestic

Indicative Fees

AUD 15,946

Study mode

On Campus

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Course Highlights

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.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

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.

Subjects

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

6.5

Contact Details

The University of Edinburgh

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