2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Geographical Information Systems
|Programme code:||MSC-GIS||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Paul Norman||Contact address:||P.D.Norman@leeds.ac.uk|
There is a part time version of this programme available (programme code MSC-GIS-PT). Please contact Dr Paul Norman for further information.
Total credits: 180
Normally at least a good second class honours degree in an appropriate subject (eg Geography, Computer Studies, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Studies or other appropriate physical/computer science degree).
Suitable equivalent qualifications would be considered for overseas/mature students, especially those with relevant professional experience.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Geography Learning and Teaching Committee
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Geography Taught Postgraduate Examinations Board
The programme will:
- focus on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical
Information Science (GIScience) with particular reference to the socio-economic sciences;
- offer opportunities for personal and professional development through study skills and software training, short-term placements with academics and external organisations, attendance at seminar and conference events.
- complement other Masters (PGT)/PGDip/PGCert programmes given within the School;
- provide flexibility in student learning through provision of full and part-time study modes and substitution of face-to-
face modules with ODL modules where appropriate to student needs;
- incorporate flexible and student-centred electronic learning resources as appropriate;
- provide an advanced level of training in research methods in line with ESRC requirements and thus enable students to move into research for a Ph.D.;
- attract good Geography, Economics, Business Studies and other social science students;
- provide a source of highly qualified and motivated students for employers in the GIS/GIScience sector with whom such
skills are in high demand.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|GEOG5022M||Professional & Personal Development||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|GEOG5032M||GIS Data Visualisation & Analysis||30 credits||Semester 1|
|GEOG5160M||Dissertation (GIScience)||60 credits||1 Mar to 31 Aug|
|GEOG5990M||Programming for Geographical Information Analysis: Core Skills||15 credits||Semester 1|
Candidates will be required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules:
|GEOG5060M||GIS and Environment||15 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG5255M||Geodemographics and Neighbourhood Analysis||15 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG5710M||Digital Image Processing for Environmental Remote Sensing||15 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG5830M||Environmental Assessment||15 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG5870M||Web-based GIS||15 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG5917M||Big Data and Consumer Analytics||15 credits||Semester 2|
|GEOG5937M||Applied GIS and Retail Modelling||15 credits||Semester 2|
With permission from the Programme manager, students may:
1) Replace selected optional modules with modules available from other Schools / Faculties within the University – normally to a maximum of 15 credits.
2) Replace Face-to-face modules with the ODL equivalent - normally up to a maximum of 45 credits.
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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