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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

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.

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Teaching24
Independent Study576
Total study time600

Resources & Reading list

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

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

Assessment

Summative

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

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 95%
Presentation 5%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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