Taught course

Environmental Informatics

University of Leicester · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The growth in importance of GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) within sustainable natural resource management has led to an increasing demand for relevant GIS skills amongst trained natural resource managers.

This postgraduate degree will provide you with detailed training in the techniques of GIS analysis, with particular reference to the sustainable management of natural resources and application of GIS to resource management. You will learn the techniques involved in the creation, collection, storage, processing, modelling, interpretation, display and dissemination of data and information about the environment.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Course Administrator
+44 (0)116 252 3823