Taught course

Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Environment and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree or equivalent in appropriate subject. Candidates with substantial professional experience will also be considered on merit.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Environmental issues are a global concern. This accredited Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management MSc develops critical awareness and advanced knowledge of the concepts and philosophies of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Students explore how to use GIS data to identify, evaluate and solve geographical and environmental problems.

This programme develops theoretical and practical understanding of GIS concepts, technical issues and applications using specialist GIS software, applying students' learning to different environmental management scenarios. Practical components of the course involve developing skills in the lab, gaining a solid foundation in various software platforms and fieldwork relating to data acquisition. Students also gain an overview of environmental policies and laws relating to the international community, Europe and the UK.

Students will learn with a team of researchers who are experts in their field. Working closely with their supervisor students will plan, research and produce a masters dissertation in an area of interest. Students can also choose from option modules.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). This means that the curriculum and facilities have been evaluated rigorously against CIWEM standards.

Visit the Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details about this course.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

Please see the University of Brighton website for further information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644