Geospatial Data Analysis

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing are considered essential tools to spatially explore, analyze, visualize and disseminate data; and these skills are increasingly highly sought after in the workplace. The MSc in Geospatial Data Analysis will provide you with strong theoretical, conceptual and practical foundation on spatial analytics, covering legislative requirements and ethical considerations. The aim of the programme is to provide you with the skillset for real-world spatial exploration of social, economic and environmental patterns and interactions in support of evidence-based planning and decision-making. It will afford you the opportunity to apply acquired skills in pragmatic contextual settings.

There is also an option to exit the programme with a Diploma in Applied Geospatial Analysis if you would prefer not to undertake the dissertation and having completed 60 credits.

Subjects taught

The core modules will place large emphasis on practical hands-on skill building on GIS/Remote sensing, applied to real world case-study analysis. A range of optional modules will provide the flexibility to shape learning to your own research or career needs. All optional modules will have an applied geospatial analysis component.

Stage 1 - Core
• Research Design - GEOG40390
• Dissertation - GEOG40520
• Introduction to ArcGIS - GEOG40820
• Advanced GIS - GEOG40870
• Remote Sensing - GEOG40890
• Research Design II - GEOG40950

Stage 1 - Option
• GIS, Cultural Heritage and Spatial Thinking - ARCH41340
• Critical Geopolitics of Europe - GEOG40450
• Reimagining Dublin: An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Urban Regeneration - GEOG40750
• Physical Geography of Cities - GEOG40780
• Global South Fieldwork: Vietnam - GEOG40830
• Practical Environmental Assessment - GEOG40860
• Population Patterns and Challenges - GEOG40880
• International Urban Fieldwork - GEOG40940
• Coastal Risks - GEOG40960
• Critical Geographies: Spatialising Power and Inequalities - GEOG40970
• INFOMAR marine seabed data - GEOG40990
• INFOMAR marine survey data - GEOG41000
• Social Simulation: Methods and Models - SOC40640

Entry requirements

- Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours (2:1) degree or international equivalent at bachelors level.
- Relevant professional or voluntary experience may be considered as part of the application process.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
- Applicants should have basic computer skills

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
MSc Geospatial Data Analysis FT (W477)
Duration 1 year
Attend Full time
Deadline: Rolling*

MSc Geospatial Data Analysis PT (W478)
Duration 2 years
Attend Part time
Deadline: Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


W477 - Full-Time: 1 Year
W478 - Part Time: 2 Years

Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
This programme will provide you with practical and applied GIS/remote sensing abilities as well as a range of academic and transferable skills that will be a benefit in many careers. Graduates of this programme may progress to doctoral study or to careers in:
- Environmental and planning consultancies
- Government departments and local authorities
- State and semi-state agencies (e.g. Central Statistics Office, Environmental Protection Agency, Ordnance Survey of Ireland)
Industry (e.g. ESRI, Google)
- Think tanks and research bodies

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  • Qualification letters

    MSc PGrad Dip

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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