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MSc Geographical Information ScienceDistance Learning

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Certificate)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
C1 demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of GIS techniques and demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by the GI Science discipline;
C2 exhibit competence in the exercise of generic and GI Science-specific intellectual abilities;
C3 demonstrate an advanced understanding of GI Science techniques applicable to research, advanced scholarship or areas of specific interest within the broader GI Science discipline;
C4 take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
C5 proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these;
C6 evaluate current issues and research in the discipline of GI Science.

Transferable (key) skills

• The skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
• Evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
• Self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
• Independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
• Critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


• Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
• Drawing on a range of perspectives related to GI Science;
• Evaluating received opinion;
• Making sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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