University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management

This programme aims to equip students with the necessary analytical and communication skills to be able to work in this important and growing field. The programme is interdisciplinary in nature and will be attractive to entrants principally with a background in environmental or geographical sciences who have already come across remote sensing, as well as to those with backgrounds in physics, computer science and engineering who are looking for careers in more applied areas. Students progressing from the programme will be well-prepared either to pursue a research degree or to find relevant employment in the field.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, with a strong background in environmental or geographical sciences. Applicants with backgrounds in physics, computer science and engineering may also be suitable. Applicants with a UK 2.2, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section); TOEFL-iBT total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section); a degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances.

Course modules

Core courses: Introduction to spatial analysis; spatial modelling; research practice and project planning; principles of geographical information science; fundamentals for remote sensing; dissertation in GIS. Suggested option courses may include: Hyperspectral remote sensing; introduction to radar remote sensing; advanced spatial database methods; atmospheric quality and global change; business geographics; data integration and exchange; data mining and exploration; ecosystem services 1 (ecosystem dynamics and functions); ecosystem services 2 (ecosystem values and management); environmental impact assessment; forests and environment; fundamentals for remote sensing; further spatial analysis; ICT for development; integrated resource planning; introduction to environmental modelling; introduction to 3-dimensional climate modelling; land use/environmental interactions; management of sustainable development; marine systems and policies; object orientated software engineering (spatial algorithms); object oriented software engineering principles; participation in policy and planning; principles of environmental sustainability; principles of geographical information science; principles of GIS for archaeologists; technologies for sustainable energy; water resource management.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 2543