menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems PgDip/MSc

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems PgDip/MSc

Different course options

Study mode



3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Remote Sensing Geographical Information Systems

Course type


Course Summary

An engaging course specialising in improving remote sensing and GIS employability and professional skills.


Designed to provide an up-to-date content and experience of both Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) topics, this course incorporates theoretical materials and extensive hands-on exercises covering aspects such as acquisition, manipulation, analysis and interpretation of various forms of geospatial data. Graduates of this course are expected to have a broad overview of the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS, to have extensive practical experience of a wide range of relevant software packages, and to be able to operate at a professional level in the geospatial industry. The programme aims to satisfy an industrial and public sector demand for science-qualified geospatial personnel who can use remote sensing data and advanced spatial analytical skills to interpret big data and thus inform planning and development in a variety of disciplines.

Those successfully completing the Masters element of the course will have also demonstrated their ability to undertake and present a piece of independent research relating to Remote Sensing and GIS at an advanced level. If you don't want to study for a PgDip or Masters, you can take individual modules or a PgCert (4 modules), which aims to provide a solid grounding in the principles and practice of both Remote Sensing and GIS.

To widen access and maximise the learning opportunities, this course is taught in fully online distance learning format, and is offered in part-time mode. Students will also achieve PgDip award during this course.


This module develops programming skills using the python programming language. The module seeks to provide students with key skills in the development of repeatable, automated analyses of GIS applications. The module also aims to develop academic writing skills in preparation for the MSc degree.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students will need to pay 1068.30 per 30 credit module.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students will need to pay 2,559.90 per 30 credit module.

Entry requirements

As a normal requirement, applicants must hold an Honours degree (2:2 or above) with a substantial component of geography, environmental science, computing or other numerate discipline. Applicants with other equivalent and relevant qualifications or experience can also be considered on an individual basis.