Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management at University of Brighton - UCAS

University of Brighton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Environmental issues are a global concern. Our MSc develops your critical awareness and advanced knowledge of the concepts and philosophies of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). You’ll explore how to use GIS data to identify, evaluate and solve geographical and environmental problems. You will develop theoretical and practical understanding of GIS concepts, technical issues and applications using specialist GIS software, applying your learning to different environmental management scenarios. Practical components of the course may involve developing your skills in the lab, gaining a solid foundation in various software platforms and field work relating to data acquisition. You will also gain an overview of environmental policies and laws relating to the international community, Europe and the UK. You will learn with our team of researchers who are experts in their field. Working closely with your supervisor you will plan, research and produce your masters dissertation in an area that reflects your interests. You can also choose from option modules in an area of specific interest.


Core modules Introduction to GIS Applications in GIS Applied Remote Sensing Dissertation Option modules Environmental Policy and Law Case Studies in Environmental Assessment and Management Environmental Placement Independent Study Environmental Impact Assessment Systems for Environmental Management Planning Theory Policy and Implementation in Town Planning Sustainable Urbanism in Coastal Communities International Practice in Property and Planning Sustainable Construction Issues in Ecology and Conservation Advanced Taxonomy and Survey Skills Microbiology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Remediation Water Treatment Technology Wastewater Treatment technology Water Quality Analysis Atmospheric Environment Waste Management and the Circular Economy Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing Research field skills course, Brazil

Assessment method

Assessment methods include dissertation.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2020. They should be used as a general guide. Normally an honours degree or equivalent in appropriate subject. Candidates with substantial professional experience will also be considered on merit. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

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Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management at University of Brighton - UCAS