- Systematically evaluate the principles and methods that underpin the development of a GIS solution
- Synthesise and evaluate the interactions between data, methods and technology and the impact and constraints they place on applications of GIS
- Analyse and evaluate the benefits and challenges presented by the implementation of GIS
- Appraise the technical issues in the development of GIS applications
- Plan, design, implement and evaluate appropriate methodologies for GIS applications
- Design and implement a small-scale GIS research application
Year 1: The PgC stage comprises three units and is common for all UNIGIS UK students:
Year 2: The PgD stage includes a core research methods ‘Research methods in the Spatial Sciences’ unit and two optional unit choices.
Year 3: The final MSc stage involves a Project and Dissertation. This unit requires students to undertake an independent research project in the field of GI Systems, Science and Technology, and report their findings in an extended dissertation.
Year 2: The optional units within the PgD stage are:
The Geographical Information Systems pathway aims to provide students with a broadly based postgraduate qualification in the field of GIS. Importantly, it offers students choice in the selection of their application area (with a range of units available).
Our normal entry requirements are:
- a relevant Honours degree or
- an HND/Foundation degree and relevant experience or
- relevant professional qualifications and experience
Each application is considered individually based on qualification and experience. Enthusiasm and commitment are important. Our admissions tutor will inform you as quickly as possible whether we can offer you a place.
Our programmes start in mid-September each year, although we welcome applications at any time.