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Geographic Information and Climate Change, MSc

Geographic Information and Climate Change, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Climatology Global Warming Geographical Information Systems

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alongside aspects of climate change. You will concentrate on the technical aspects of GIS and earth observation, as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change. Over the course of study you acquire a deep knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning geographic data, climate change and environmental dynamics.

Taught Masters Degrees are assessed through a combination of examinations, coursework and a dissertation or research project. The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate change improves your prospects for a rewarding career. You will have employment opportunities in utilities, county councils, the environmental service industry or regulating bodies. A future career in academia will also be open to you.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



An understanding of the environment is increasingly important in many areas, e.g. industry, agriculture, conservation, health, science, and planning. This module introduces computational modelling in a geographical context. It aims to develop thinking about environmental issues within a modelling framework, and to develop practical skills in developing and using computational models, and in computer data analysis and visualisation. Examples are focused on solving practical scientific problems in environmental dynamics and climate change, focussing on modelling the terrestrial carbon and hydrological cycles.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a 2:2 degree (with 55% average) in an approved subject. Applicants are expected to have good mathematical and computing skills.