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GIS and Remote Sensing MRes

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Full time | Moulsecoomb Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Remote Sensing Geographical Information Systems Software (Use)

Course type


Course Summary


Our GIS and Remote Sensing MRes develops the sought-after skills to help you become one of the future professionals, policymakers and influencers relied on to use spatial data to benefit society.

Working alongside our team of spatial science researchers, you’ll gain an understanding of research methodology, data collection, and analysis, building the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed for a career in research.

You can explore multiple forms of spatial and remote sensing data including census and survey data, photogrammetry from unmanned aerial vehicles, and airborne and satellite-based multispectral/hyperspectral, lidar and radar data.

How this course is delivered

We are designing your teaching timetable with the aim of maximising the time you spend on campus, with measures in place to make it as safe, enjoyable and social for everyone as possible.

Every student will have timetabled in-person learning. This will vary by course and could include activities such as seminars and tutorials, workshops, studio time, clinical skills sessions and laboratory classes.

Some of your timetabled learning will delivered online: for example, large lectures may be delivered online live and be made available as recordings.


The GIS and Remote Sensing MRes intends to maximise both your personal and professional potential, and provides a foundation for careers in research, industry, the public sector and academia.

The course provides a route to further postgraduate research study, through a PhD, or to careers in GIS, remote sensing and data analysis.

On course completion, you will be equipped with practical research-based training, plus the necessary transferable skills to prepare you for career progression.


Research Project - Core
Evaluating Research in Environmental and Geoscience - Core

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Entry requirements

Degree and experience: A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more