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.
By graduation, you will have hands-on experience and technical knowledge in GIS and remote sensing, supported by a broad knowledge of scientific issues underpinning climate change.
Your learning benefits from the combined Geography and Biosciences research expertise of our staff around geographic information, environmental and climate dynamics, marine and ecosystem biology, and sustainable development.
Why Geographic Information and Climate Change at Swansea?
Geography at Swansea achieved UK Top Ten for research impact [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
UK Top 20 for research quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
Top 75 in the world [51-75 (out of 200) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017]
World ranked in the top 250 [QS World University Rankings 2017]
Earth Science world ranked 201-300 (out of 300) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017
You will be taught by a range of inspiring experts in geographic information and climate change.
These include Professor Adrian Luckman, who earned global media coverage for climate change research into the collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf; Professor Peter North, who has collaborated with NASA on the ‘greening-up’ of the Amazon; and Professor Siwan Davies, whose work focuses on establishing why climate change has changed abruptly over the past 100,000 years through the investigation of volcanic ash deposits trapped in ice sheets.
Your Geographic Information and Climate Change Experience
Over the course of study, you acquire a deep knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning geographic data, climate change and environmental dynamics.
Our exceptional computing facilities support your studies from start to finish. These include fifteen dual-processor workstations for Earth Observation, a 20-node multiprocessor Beowulf cluster, and the Department’s IBM ‘Blue Ice’ supercomputer, which is mainly used for climate and glaciological modelling.
Upon graduation, you will have developed the practical problem-solving and communication skills needed for a successful career in the wider industry.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.