Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

This course combines the fields of GIS and Remote Sensing to provide students with a strong theoretical and conceptual background and vocational training in these inter-related topics. Having completed your undergraduate degree in a related field, this MSc will enable you to bring your skills and knowledge up to date with a mastery of the latest technological tools and contemporary theoretical understanding. The course particularly focuses on conveying new approaches to data processing, analysis and interpretation as well as the use of innovative technologies, such as unmanned airborne vehicles.

The course is a full-time programme, taught over one year, and is divided into two parts over three semesters. In part one, you will establish a breadth of necessary skills in a number of core modules whilst directing your own study by choosing specialist modules, worth a total of 120 credits. In part two, you will apply your learning in the individual dissertation worth an additional 60 credits.

The Remote Sensing component will introduce you to a range of technologies (including radar, optical/hyperspectral sensing and lidar) in a breadth of application contexts (including climate change, human impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, glaciology, hydrology, forestry, coastal change, carbon cycle science to biodiversity). Within GIS, you will encounter fundamental concepts and software functionality.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,125 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Geography and Earth Science
Telephone number: 
01970 622643