Ms Fiona Mannion
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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Environmental Mapping MSc
The Environmental Mapping MSc is designed to appeal to students looking to understand the environment. It provides the opportunity to study at an advanced level the ways in which spatial data can be collected, processed and analysed to map and understand the environment.
What will I learn?
Students receive core training in mapping science, analytical methods, GIS, image processing, and other fundamentals of geomatics. They develop techniques for the acquisition of data including satellite remote sensing, GNSS and LIDAR, alongside techniques for the analysis, processing, interpretation, and display of spatial data.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The MSc is run by UCL Geography, which enjoys an outstanding reputation for its research and teaching.
This MSc offers students an all-round knowledge of methods of monitoring and understanding the environment, including the fundamental principles, current technological developments and the applications to local, regional and global problems.
Graduates of the programme are equipped with highly developed practical skills to enable them to take leading roles in academic, government or industrial sectors.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (60 credits), optional modules (60 credits) and an research project (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project. The department enjoys strong links with industry, and projects are often carried out in collaboration with organisations outside the college.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, transferable skills training, compulsory computer training and research supervision. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, a dissertation and an oral presentation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Extensive work experience covering related areas will be considered.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for students with backgrounds in environmental sciences (such as geography and geology), and for those with backgrounds in more quantitative sciences (such as physics or engineering) who wish to exploit their skills in an environmental science context.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Environmental Mapping
- why you want to study Environmental Mapping at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
The MSc will appeal to individuals interested in developing research training while acquiring vocational skills for work in environmental and mapping related positions in public and private sector institutions. The programme also offers a suitable training for those wishing to undertake higher level work as a prelude to a PhD.
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