Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management
University of Brighton
Key Course Facts
Environmental issues are a global concern. Our MSc develops your critical awareness and advanced knowledge of the concepts and philosophies of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). You’ll explore how to use GIS data to identify, evaluate and solve geographical and environmental problems.
You will develop theoretical and practical understanding of GIS concepts, technical issues and applications using specialist GIS software, applying your learning to different environmental management scenarios. Practical components of the course may involve developing your skills in the lab, gaining a solid foundation in various software platforms and field work relating to data acquisition. You will also gain an overview of environmental policies and laws relating to the international community, Europe and the UK.
You will learn with our team of researchers who are experts in their field. Working closely with your supervisor you will plan, research and produce your masters dissertation in an area that reflects your interests. You can also choose from option modules in an area of specific interest.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Master Degrees and TEFL
- (minimums: Writing, minimum 7.0)
- Graduate Degrees
- (minimums: Writing, minimum 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (minimums: Writing, minimum 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Management, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2020. They should be used as a general guide. Normally an honours degree or equivalent in appropriate subject. Candidates with substantial professional experience will also be considered on merit. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Brighton
The University of Brighton is a publicly funded university, and has three of its campuses located in Brighton which are known as Falmer, City and Moulsecoomb, and another in Eastbourne which is just outside of the vibrant South Downs National Park.
Student composition of University of Brighton
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022