Taught course

Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management

University of Brighton · School of Environment and Technology

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


Course content

The course provides training in geographical information systems (GIS) and in particular their application to a variety of environmental settings. It is ideally suited to GIS analysts, decision-makers and managers since it will provide hands-on experience of how to use a variety of GIS systems (ArcViewTM, ARCGISTM, MapInfoTM) in a real-world setting. Participants are also able to select more specialist training relevant to their interests and expertise.

The course aims to enhance participants' previous understanding and use of geographical information systems but it is also suitable for those who have no previous training in GIS. By the end of the course participants will have developed high level abilities to apply GIS within environmental management, have an in-depth understanding of the functionality of GIS and be critically aware of the potential and limitations of GIS.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall and 6 in writing.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School Office
+44 (0)1273 642288