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Geographic Data Science (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)


Birkbeck, University of London    Department of Geography

Full time & Part time October PGDip, PGCert, MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

About the course

Birkbeck's MSc/PGDip/PGCert Geographic Data Science will provide you with advanced scientific and technical training in capturing, analysing and visualising geospatial information. Thanks to increasing computing power and wealth of digital data, we can record and store an unprecedented amount of information about the world. Geographic information plays a crucial role in our society, contributing to planning, analysis and management in sectors as diverse as transportation, insurance, banking, telecommunications, logistics, energy, retail, agriculture, healthcare, urban planning and scientific research.

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Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree in geography, computer science or a cognate discipline.

Some experience with a Geographic Information System is desirable.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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