Taught course

Geographic Information and Climate Change

Swansea University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:2 degree in an approved subject. Applicants are expected to have good mathematical and computing skills. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Months of entry


Course content

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This course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling alongside aspects of climate change. The course places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and earth observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change. Graduates from this course will develop hands-on technical knowledge in GIS and Remote Sensing together with a broad knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climate change, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in either industry or regulating bodies.

It is envisaged that graduates from the course will enter careers in utilities, county councils, the environmental service industry or regulating body, or indeed be well prepared for a future career in academia.

Modules typically include:

• Modelling Earth Systems

• Climate Change

• Geographical Information Systems

• Satellite Remote Sensing

• Environmental Assessment and Management

• Science Skills and Research Methods

• Programming in Java

• Ecosystems

• Principles of Environmental Dynamics

• Climate Science and Policy

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Geography
+44 (0)1792 602022