This course is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in any related discipline. Applicants must have strong IT skills
Months of entry
Course contentYou will be taught by an internationally-recognised team in the Faculty's GIS Research Centre. You will gain a theoretical background to GIS, cover the necessary technical material for major aspects of GIS design and gain practical experience of GIS tools. You will also develop the organisational skills to manage GIS within departments and organisations.
The type of activities undertaken in the workplace in relation to GIS varies considerably, but typically involves the collection, storage, manipulation, analysis and presentation of geographical information. These activities may require data collection exercises in the field, maintaining structures necessary for the manipulation of data and developing systems that present information in the most appropriate way for communicating meaning given the application area, which may include linking different sources of data together. The kinds of application area vary significantly, but include producing estimates for service demand (e.g. schools), identifying regional commercial interest based on existing patterns, modelling the impact of disasters on the surrounding region (e.g. floods and disease) and determining the number of police officers required for a location based on trends within geographical information.
Information for international students
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Fees and fundingwww.southwales.ac.uk/money
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||33|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||33|
|Dissertation||34 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
- Enquiries & Admissions
- 08455 194 787
- 01443 654 050