MSc Geographic Information Systems

Date01 September 2019-31 August 2020
VenueUniversity of Aberdeen

The Master of Science in Geographical Information Systems at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is a 12 Month Taught Postgraduate Programme designed for anyone who wishes to pursue a qualification in the application of geospatial technologies to the geosciences. Part-time study is also available. 

Building on twenty-five years of excellence in postgraduate teaching of remote sensing, GIS, visualisation, digital mapping and cartography, this programme promotes the integrated study and application of the geospatial technologies through theory and practice, combining core techniques, programming, practical skills and environmental applications. To facilitate your learning experience you will use state-of-the-art hardware and software in a dedicated classroom to explore the different technologies and their applications. The programme draws upon a wide range of international, national, and local expertise in the coastal and marine sciences, landscape ecology and landscape change, archaeology, integrated coastal management, offshore, hydrographic and underwater survey, renewable energy, geology and hydrocarbon exploration, environmental risks and hazards, marine and terrestrial spatial planning, precision agriculture, climate change, and field data collection. Tools and techniques used include underwater remote sensing, image data acquisition using UAVs, mobile GIS mapping, and spatial Apps.

Geospatial technologies are of increasing importance in many areas of commercial, industrial, and government employment: for example in nature conservation agencies, hydrocarbon exploration, offshore and hydrographic survey, oilfield exploration and management, environmental consultancy, civil and coastal engineering projects, environmental modelling, precision agriculture, and marine and coastal zone management.

The Geographical Information Systems programme covers the fundamentals of techniques and tools for acquiring, storing, processing, classifying, analysing, and visualising spatially referenced data, and their application to the study of the Earth. This includes spatial databases, programming, simulation, and modelling, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital mapping and cartography, airborne, satellite and UAV remote sensing, digital image processing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), WebGIS and Internet atlases, field data capture, and mobile GIS.

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