The growth in importance of geographical information systems (GIS) within sustainable natural resource management has led to an increasing demand for relevant GIS skills amongst trained natural resource managers. This postgraduate degree will provide you with detailed training in the techniques of GIS analysis, with particular reference to the sustainable management of natural resources and application of GIS to resource management. You will learn the techniques involved in the creation, collection, storage, processing, modelling, interpretation, display and dissemination of data and information about the environment.
Resources available to you include an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) lab, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, a scanning electron microscope, a cold store, a Coulter laser diffraction particle size analyser, differential GPS, and a 3D laser scanner - along with a wide range of electronic and traditional field equipment.
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2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years appropriate professional experience.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Introduction to GIS
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
Programming for Spatial Scientists
Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation
Research Design and Methods in Geography
GIS Research Methods in the Field
Either Global Environmental Change
Or Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Indonesia (Field module: the cost of this module is not included in your course fee.)
In the last five months of the course, you will undertake a research project, examining in depth a topic of particular relevance to your interests and work. You will identify an appropriate sustainable management issue to investigate; develop a proposal that details your research methods; carry out a literature review; and apply the theory you have learned to produce a critically informed analysis.
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