The MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change. The course
places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and Earth Observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change.
Graduates from this course will develop hands-on technical knowledge in GIS and Remote Sensing together with a broad knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climate change, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in either industry or regulating bodies.
It is envisaged that graduates from the course will enter careers in utilities, county councils, the environmental service industry or regulating body, or indeed be well prepared for a future career in academia
Normally a 2:2 degree in an approved subject. Applicants are expected to have good mathematical and computing skills.
IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.
As a student on the MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change degree you will study compulsory modules in addition to a range of optional modules. Compulsory modules are as follows:
Geographical Information Systems
Modelling Earth Systems
Satellite Remote Sensing
Climate Science and Policy
Environmental Assessment and Management
Principles of Environmental Dynamics
Core Science Skills
Programming in Java
Followed by a research project in Part Two:
Research Project in Geographic Information and Climate Change
Many students choose Geography because of the scope it provides for studying a wide range of current themes and issues, the important insights it offers for understanding our contemporary world, and the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice through fieldwork. However, what many students do not realise before coming to university is that a Geography degree also offers a broad range of employment opportunities, allowing graduates to pursue a flexible and varied career path.
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