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GEOG6035 Dissertation (GIS)

Module Overview

Students will follow an individual programme of original research under the guidance of a staff member appointed as their supervisor. It is expected that projects will in most instances involve GIS/geographical analysis that has relevancy to the student's work place.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To develop project design and implementation skills and broaden understanding of GIS techniques and their application in the health or environmental sectors or in remote sensing

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of selected parts of the subject that allow you to study the current literature and engage in discussion with peers – in relation to spatio-temporal data structures and spatial decision-making.
  • Critically analyse the literature relating to remote sensing and spatial analysis.
  • Abstract and synthesise information from a range of different sources.
  • Analyse and critically interpret primary and secondary data.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of contemporary methods used to analyse remotely sensed imagery and other spatial data sets – in relation to land use/cover, digital elevation models, and spatial ecological data
  • Pursue knowledge in an in-depth, ordered and motivated way.
  • Learn and study independently.
  • Conduct information processing (including IT skills): literature searches
  • Conduct data manipulation (including IT skills): analyse data (especially spatial data) using statistical methods.
  • Communicate: oral and written presentation; scientific writing.
  • Manage: safe and effective project planning and execution; time management.
  • Conduct spatial data analysis, remote sensing, or computer programming.

Syllabus

Students will follow an individual programme of original research under the guidance of a staff member appointed as their supervisor. It is expected that projects will in most instances involve GIS/geographical analysis that has relevancy to the student's work place.

Special Features

This module has no special features beyond PC use.

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Independent Study600
Total study time600

Resources & Reading list

Software requirements. Software requirements: Students will use ArcGIS and standard office software. ArcGIS is available off-campus through iSolutions for installation on students’ own PCs for those studying within the UK

All online materials for this module are provided through Blackboard, including links to online reference sources. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation  (15000 words) 95%
Presentation 5%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation %

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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