School of GeoSciences

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.

Practicals involve a variety of software systems and techniques. Student-led presentations and demonstrations are a feature of several courses. Field work and innovative workshop teaching takes place with the Research Practice and Project Planning course. The additional emphasis on field skills (field data collection, GPS, etc) for Earth Observation students makes this programme unique.

Additionally, classroom learning is supplemented by a Careers Workshop and a GIS Conference (which allows students to present their dissertation research). Traditional methods are supported by specific online materials for EO and GIS  and resource libraries.

Teaching is semester-based with twenty-point courses running over 10 weeks. The Research Practice and Project Planning (RPPP) course runs over ten weeks, and other semester-long courses are accessible as options.