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MSc Remote Sensing and GIS

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Full time | Aberystwyth University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Remote Sensing Geographical Information Systems Software (Use)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This highly interdisciplinary Masters course will expose you to the cutting edge of understanding in Remote Sensing and GIS. Administered by the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, but accessing interdepartmental expertise, this course will provide you with both a strong theoretical and conceptual background and vocational training in Remote Sensing and GIS. You will be taught by lecturers who are active researchers working at the cutting edge of their disciplines, and will benefit from being taught the latest geographical theories and techniques. Graduates of this course progress to a wide range of employment positions in both the industry and academia.

Careers

Our alumni have taken positions with UK and international government bodies, private enterprises and leading research establishments. This MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS will open up a diverse range of careers for its students.

By studying this course, you will be a highly competent contributor to any work relating to:

• climate change

• human impacts on terrestrial ecosystems

• glaciology

• hydrology

• forestry

• coastal change

• carbon cycle science

• biodiversity

• consultancy .

Overview

Why study MSc Remote Sensing and GIS at Aberystwyth University?

• Study in a high quality outdoor physical environment and multi-national community

• The Department of Geography and Earth Science is top in Wales, with 78% of its research classified as either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ - REF 2014

• Aberystwyth DGES is in the top ten of UK Geography departments with regards to research power, which provides a measure of the quality of research, as well as of the number of staff undertaking research within the department

• DGES receives funding from organisations such as United Nations, WHO and the European Research Council

• Students have access to a dedicated computer laboratory for research in GIS and remote sensing which is fully equipped with the latest software platforms.

• Masters students have the opportunity to participate in significant meetings and conferences, such as the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference

• This course has a strong vocational aspect and offers an integration of cutting-edge theory and practical application

• Remote Sensing Masters are offered through the collaboration of three world-class institutes at the university, giving students access to this collective expertise and experience as well as to superb departmental facilities.

Careers

Our alumni have taken positions with UK and international government bodies, private enterprises and leading research establishments. This MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS will open up a diverse range of careers for its students.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment during the first two semesters is varied and consists of a combination of essays, practical-based examinations, written examinations and reports. The work experience module is assessed via a presentation, a report and a report from the employer. Successful submission of the master’s dissertation in semester 3 leads to the award of an MSc.

Modules

The module is intended to provide students with a background in advanced processing and analysis of a range of GIS data for a range of applications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,700

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,700

Entry requirements

2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience. Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.