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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

Indicative Fees

AUD 17,983

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

This programme 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 programme 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 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. I want to find another Master Course 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.


Programme Structure Courses Included: Introduction To Spatial Analysis Spatial Modelling Research Practice and Project Planning Distributed GIS GeoVisualisation Dissertation Atmospheric Quality and Global Change Fundamentals for Remote Sensing Object Oriented Software Engineering Principles Object Orientated Software Engineering: Spatial Algorithms Principles of GIS Principles of GIS for Archaeologists Principles of Environmental Sustainability Sustainable Energy Technologies Marine Systems and Policies Technologies for Sustainable Energy Introduction to 3D Climate Modelling Geology for Earth Resources Encountering Cities Soil Protection and Management Understanding Environment and Development Advanced Spatial Database Methods Data Integration and Exchange

English Entry Requirement


Contact Details

The University of Edinburgh


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