A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent (http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country for details)
Months of entry
Understand the use of Earth observation data within the context of geographical information science
Programme description This interdisciplinary programme will equip you with the analytical and communication skills to work in this important and growing field.
This programme suit students with a background in environmental or geographical sciences who have already come across remote sensing, or those with a background in physics, computer science or engineering looking for a career in an applied area.
Graduates from the programme will be well prepared to pursue a research degree or find relevant employment. This programme builds on the successful Edinburgh Geographical Information Science (GIS) degree, which was the first of its type in the world, with a heritage of almost 30 years.
This programme consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by individual dissertation project work.
Compulsory courses typically will be:
- Principles of Geographical Information Science
- Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
- Spatial Modelling
- Research Practice and Project Planning
- Introduction to Spatial Analysis
Option courses may include:
- 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 Three Dimensional Climate Modelling
- Geology for Earth Resources
- Encountering Cities
- Soil Protection and Management
- Understanding Environment and Development
- Advanced Spatial Database Methods
- Data Integration and Exchange
- Data Mining and Exploration
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Forests and Environment
- Further Spatial Analysis
- Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
- ICT for Development
- Integrated Resource Planning
- Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing
- Land Use/Environmental Interactions
- Querying and Storing XML
- Water Resource Management
- Participation in Policy and Planning
- Introduction to Environmental Modelling
- Management of Sustainable Development
- GIS and Society
- Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health
- Political Ecology
- Epidemiology for Public Health.
Courses are offered subject to timetabling and availability and are subject to change.
This programme typically includes a residential field-skills weekend in Scotland.
Graduates have entered employment with well-known organisations such as Amey Infrastructure Services, British Airways, ESRI, General Electric, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intergraph, Microsoft, Oracle, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Water, Sopra Group, SLR Consulting, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as continuing in academia. Graduates will benefit from our proven track record in placing students with such a diverse range of employers.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.
Fees and funding
Students applying for this programme may be eligible to apply for funding. More information can be found online: Geosciences Scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- MSc Programme Secretary Karolina Galera
- +44 (0)131 650 2572