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Geographical Information Management MSc

Geographical Information Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Geography Geographical / Land Survey Information Management Information Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Sustainable use or conservation of the earth's resources requires the organisation, exploitation, and integration of technologies such as database management, image processing, and digital cartography, to ensure provision of high quality, reliable and up-to-date information. The Geographical Information Management MSc has been developed in direct collaboration with industry, in response to the increased global demand for multi-disciplinary managers, advisors, and consultants in resource management. Taught by a dedicated faculty, this course is unique in providing balanced coverage of the key GIS technologies to prepare you for a successful career across the full range of global sectors using geographical information (GI) technologies.

Who is it for?

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds who have a passion for technology and data, an interest in solving real world problems and making a positive impact. You will acquire experience of world-class spatial problem solving and develop a range of personal and leadership skills to set you on the path for a rewarding career in any one of the growing range of industrial and research sectors that now routinely make use of the GI technologies.

Your career

Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in the spatial information industry, national and local government, consultancies, utilities and research organisations. The international nature of this course means that career opportunities are not restricted to the UK. Cranfield graduates develop careers around the world and this course is internationally recognised by employers across the scientific, industrial and educational communities.

Previous students have followed careers in the consulting industry or with government research establishments; whilst others are successfully running their own companies.

Accreditation

The MSc in Geographical Information Management is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

GIS is an important technology for handling geographic data and has a wide application for studies of the environment. GIS is widely used in many courses, modules, and group and personal projects. This module therefore provides the opportunity to develop GIS skills that will be of use within your course and in later employment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£21,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline; or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with the main campus situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, and how these work together to benefit the world. 81% of their research is recognised as "world leading" and "internationally excellent" by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has also been...more