Geographical Information Systems (L7032)
15 credits, Level 5
This module is designed to introduce you to the various components that constitute a Geographical Information System (GIS), while providing you with practical skills in using these tools. Using leading GIS software, you will gain direct experience of a range of data collection and input, database, analytical and visualisation techniques. These will include:
- vector/raster integration
- and data classification.
This methodology will be illustrated through a range of social and environmental applications, emphasising its decision-assisting potential and looking at some real world examples from the fields of disaster management and development.
100%: Coursework (Essay, Test)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 25 hours of contact time and 125 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Geography (research placement) MSci
- Geography BA
- Geography BSc
- Geography MArts
- Geography MSci
- Geography and Anthropology BA
- Geography and Anthropology MArts
- Geography and International Development BA
- Geography and International Development MArts
- Geography and International Relations BA
- Geography and International Relations MArts
- Geography with a Language BA