The Geographical Information Systems pathway helps students to develop an in-depth knowledge of the issues involved in applying GIS to solving spatial problems with an understanding of the constraints imposed by the application area(s) and the interactions between data, methods, people, and technology.
- Development of an effective understanding of the principles and methods that underpin the development of a GIS solution from a spatial analysis and/or technological perspective
- Ability to evaluate the benefits and challenges presented by the implementation of modern GIS
- Ability to appraise the technical issues in the development of GIS applications
- Competency in planning, design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate methods for GIS applications
Year 1: The PgC stage comprises three units and is common for all UNIGIS UK students irrespective of their chosen pathway:
Year 2: The PgD stage includes a core research methods ‘Methods in GIS’ unit and two optional unit choices.
Year 3: The final MSc stage involves a Project and Dissertation. In this unit the student will design and undertake a substantial and unique independent research project, to be presented as an academic dissertation (max. of 15,000 words).
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.