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The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, South Bridge

Geographical Information Science and Archaeology, M.Sc.

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

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 19,135

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

This programme offers you the chance to develop a detailed understanding of the application of geographical information science (GIS) and related technologies within the field of archaeology.

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Course Overview

The programme retains a distinctive Scottish flavour, and students will benefit from the guidance of internationally recognised staff. The programme combines the pedigree of Edinburgh's GIS expertise with a long-established reputation in archaeological teaching and research. I want to find another Master Course You will gain a broad understanding of the use of GIS in archaeological surveying, recording and research and will be equipped with the analytical and communication skills necessary to work in this vibrant area. Demand for the application of GIS within archaeology is growing at an unprecedented rate, including searching for new archaeological sites, determining the societal context of existing sites and examining the interplay between successive occupations of a site. The proven ability of our GIS graduates in employment means our programme is held in high regard by a wide range of employers. Career opportunities The expertise gained on this programme will allow you to continue to study or to pursue a career in surveying, illustration and 3D visualisation, digital archiving, heritage management, terrain modelling, database management, geomatics or consultancy. Our GIS graduates have gained work in both public and private sector organisations, including Historic Scotland, English Heritage, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, thinkWhere (formerly Forth Valley GIS) and CFA Archaeology.


Programme Structure Advanced Spatial Database Methods; Distributed GIS Frontiers in Archaeology: Research Seminars Fundamentals for Remote Sensing Further Spatial Analysis GeoVisualisation Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing Object Oriented Software Engineering Principles Object Oriented Software Engineering: Spatial Algorithms The Scottish Lowlands: Archaeology and Landscape before the Normans Theoretical Archaeology

English Entry Requirement


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The University of Edinburgh


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