MSc Environmental Informatics

(RICS Accredited)

Why you should study this programme

The growth in importance of GIS within sustainable natural resource management research and practice has led to an increasing demand for relevant GIS skills amongst trained natural resource managers.

The Master of Science in Environmental Informatics responds to the challenge of managing our planet's natural resources and environments using state-of-the-art geographical technologies to provide sustainable livelihoods for all people into the twenty-first century and beyond.

This programme:

  • Is designed for those wishing to develop a career which combines GIS with natural resource management
  • Allows you to explore and develop your own interests within a carefully designed and vocationally relevant set of taught modules
  • Is taught jointly between ecologists, economists, geographers and environmental engineers – meaning that you will study this programme to its fullest breadth and depth
  • Has been accredited by RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
  • Offers postgraduates an unrivalled opportunity to acquire relevant GIS skills in combination with an understanding of the scientific basis of natural resource management through lectures, seminars, practical and field-based courses, both in the UK and overseas

As an Environmental Informatics student you will develop

  • A broad understanding of GIS technologies and applications alongside the physical, social and economic aspects of sustainable resource management Fieldwork
  • In-depth expertise in the area of your MSc thesis
  • Specialists in this area are increasingly sought after by the private sector, international non-governmental organisations, and government departments. The MSc can also be an ideal basis for pursuing a research career through a PhD later on.

    The MSc in Environmental Informatics is very useful in that you gain the expertise to use a GIS but in the context of the sustainable management of natural resources. This is critical in today’s society.
    Andrew Blogg, MSc Environmental Informatics

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