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Geographic Information Systems

This course is designed to provide a broad-based education in the principles and practice of GIS. Core modules cover issues such as the representation, acquisition, management and manipulation of spatial data; spatial analysis and modelling; remote sensing; GIS in the commercial environment; spatial databases and web-based programming.

You will develop a range of skills in the management, processing, analysis, interpretation and presentation of geo-spatial data, in various aspects of IT, in project management, report writing and problem-solving.

GIS and geospatial technologies underpin a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar industry, and are becoming increasingly mainstream within the public and private sectors. Graduates have secured employment in a variety of GIS-related roles worldwide, including jobs as technicians, analysts, scientists, surveyors, data specialists, mapping officers, consultants, project managers, development, sales and marketing, customer support, GIS training, lecturing and research.

Accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education branch of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

Students enrolled on CHES accredited programmes can apply for free Student Membership of the IES and a fast-track route to membership once they graduate, helping you kick start your career in the environmental science sector.


Online, part-time/full-time.

Further enquiries

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3210

Dr Sally Cook

School Office
T: +44 (0)28 7012 4401

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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