Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Geographical Information Systems

Module L7032

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module learning outcomes

Describe the fundamental aspects of GIS and the methods used to represent the spatial and non-spatial aspects of the real world

Successfully use GIS as a decision making tool in a specific field

Critically assess the potentials and limitations of GIS and understand how these influence spatial analysis

Formulate academic arguments and present them in written form

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayA2 Week 2 80.00%
TestT2 Week 5 (30 minutes)10.00%
TestT2 Week 10 (30 minutes)10.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours111111011000
Spring SemesterPractical3 hours111111011111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Dr Pedram Rowhani

Assess convenor, Convenor

Miss Priyanka Patel

Assess convenor

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor

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