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Geographic Information and Climate Change

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. This course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change. The course places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and Earth Observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:2 degree (with 55% average) in an approved subject. Applicants are expected to have good mathematical and computing skills. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Modelling Earth Systems; Satellite Remote Sensing; Climate Change - Past, Present and Future; Geographical Information Systems; Environmental Assessment and Management; Science Skills and Research Methods; Ecosystems: Ecology, Conservation & Resource Management; Programming in Java; Principles of Environmental Dynamics; Climate Science and Policy.

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations, coursework and a dissertation or research project.

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