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The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, South Bridge

Geographical Information Science (GIS), M.Sc.

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

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 23,210

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

This Geographical Information Science (GIS) programme at The University of Edinburgh offers expert understanding of the latest developments in geographical information science (GIS), mixing practical training, theoretical knowledge and an ability to apply learned skills in any software environment.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

This Geographical Information Science (GIS) programme at The University of Edinburgh can be tailored to your interests and career goals, offering hands-on experience in geographical problem solving. A field trip to Perthshire focuses on techniques for capturing geospatial information. Career opportunities Visit the programme website for more information Demand for GIS expertise is growing at an unprecedented rate. The proven ability of our graduates means our internationally recognised programme is held in high regard by employers. Graduates work worldwide in public and private sector organisations, such as Microsoft, Google, General Electric Aerospace, The World Bank, British Antarctic Survey, The World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Unisys, British Airways, the Forestry Commission, DEFRA and Registers of Scotland. The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Programme Structure Compulsory courses typically will be: Research Practice and Project Planning Spatial Modelling and Analysis Technological Infrastructures for GIS Dissertation Option courses: Active Remote Sensing: Radar and Lidar Atmospheric Quality and Global Change Business Geographics Data Integration and Exchange Data Mining and Exploration Ecosystem Services 1: Ecosystem Dynamics and Functions Ecosystem Services 2: Ecosystem Values and Management Environmental Impact Assessment Forests and Environment ICT for Development Introduction to Environmental Modelling Introduction to Three Dimensional Climate Modelling Land Use/Environmental Interactions Marine Systems and Policies Object Orientated Software Engineering: Spatial Algorithms Passive Earth Observation: New Platforms, Sensors, and Analytical Methods Participation in Policy and Planning Principles and Practice of Remote Sensing Principles of Geographical Information Science Technologies for Sustainable Energy

English Entry Requirement


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The University of Edinburgh


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