School of GeoSciences

Programme structure

Find out more about the courses you will study and how you'll be assessed.

This MSc programme involves two semesters of taught courses followed by an individual research project.

The curriculum consists of taught courses (September to April) worth a total of 120 credit points (including both compulsory and option courses) followed by a period of individual dissertation project work (May to August) worth 60 credit points. If you are a part-time student, you can discuss your individual programme of study with the Programme Director.

You will experience a range of teaching styles while you are studying, depending on the subject matter and courses you are taking. Courses can be delivered through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, practicals, laboratory work, short field trips and longer field courses. Please view each relevant course for teaching and assessment methods.

Compulsory & Option Courses

We link to the latest information available via our Degree Programme Table.

Please note that this may be for a previous academic year and should be considered indicative.   Courses are offered subject to timetabling and availability and are subject to change.


Degree Programme Table: MSc Earth Observation & Geoinformation Management

Teaching & assessment

The programme will make use of lectures, practicals and tutorials from an eclectic group of lecturers who cover all aspects of Earth observation and GI Science.

Research dissertation

On successful completion of all course work, students will be eligible to carry out a research project or equivalent piece of individual and original work which will carry 60 credits.

Part time studies

Committed to helping people back into education whilst continuing to work or managing family and personal commitments, you may study any of the GIS programmes part time over either two or three years.

Please note that field trip locations may change based on availability or for reasons outwith our control including those of a political nature.