Course Overview

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.

Geographic Information and Climate Change Employment Opportunities

The MSc in Geographic Information & Climate change improves your prospects for a rewarding career.

You will have employment opportunities in utilities, county councils, the environmental service industry or regulating bodies. A future career in academia will also be open to you.

Our graduates have progressed to a range of stimulating roles. Below are just a few examples.

  • Environmental Monitoring Officer (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Geographical Data Processor (Western Power Distribution)
  • Graduate Statutory Orders Specialist (Jacobs)
  • Catchment Scientist (Welsh Water)
  • Ecologist (Natural England)
  • Multi-site Supervisor (Phase Eight)
  • Data Analyst (PHS Group)
  • Account Manager Support (Handelsbanken)

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.

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

The MSc in Geographic Information & Climate change improves your prospects for a rewarding career.

You will have employment opportunities in utilities, county councils, the environmental service industry or regulating bodies. A future career in academia will also be open to you. Our graduates have progressed to a range of stimulating roles. Below are just a few examples.

  • Multi-site supervisor (Phase Eight)
  • Data analyst (PHS Group)
  • Account manager support (Handelsbanken)
  • Geographical data processor (Western Power Distribution)
  • Catchment scientist (Welsh Water)
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
17,950 GBP
UK/EU: 8300 GBP. International: 17,950 GBP. (Full Time)
Deadline
July 31, 2020
We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible, and preferably before 31 July for taught Master’s programmes, in the year you wish to start your studies
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By date
Start Date
Sep 2020
End Date
July 2021
Application deadline
July 31, 2020
We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible, and preferably before 31 July for taught Master’s programmes, in the year you wish to start your studies

Sep 2020

Location
Application deadline
July 31, 2020
We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible, and preferably before 31 July for taught Master’s programmes, in the year you wish to start your studies
End Date
July 2021