Geographical Data Science MSc, PGDip
1-2 years, full- or part-time
Where, when, and why do things happen? Modelling, analysing and interpreting social, economic and environmental phenomena is the core of this course, and it equips you to manipulate such data by applying the techniques of data science, spatial analysis and geographical artificial intelligence. As a trained geographical data scientist many careers are open to you.
UK fee £10,700
International fee £23,650
Taught by School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Teaching and learning
The programme is taught using a range of methods including lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, tutorials, project supervision and fieldwork. The programme includes a blend of assessment including traditional (essays and examinations) and authentic (e.g. problem based tasks based on real-world scenarios/data sets) assessment types. Much more emphasis is placed on coursework rather than end of module examination since this allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding using a wide range of transferable skills (e.g. in the form of oral presentations and different styles of writing including policy briefs and scientific and technical reports). The precise balance of teaching and assessment methods depends on the modules chosen.