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Applied Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (MSc)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Use geographical data to solve real-world problems on this master’s degree in applied geographical information systems and remote sensing. On this UK MSc course you’ll use the latest technology and develop key programming and analytical techniques. You'll learn the skills to work in a range of careers, from environmental consultancy to government research.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to analyse geospatial data from remote sensing technology such as satellites and radar. You'll be able to use that data to create geographical information systems (GIS).

These interactive applications are used in everything from engineering and disaster management to understanding the carbon cycle.

On this master's degree from a UK Russell Group university you’ll:

focus on real-world problems in areas such as public health and environmental management
study 2 key technologies in a single programme

A unique feature of the course is the chance to learn programming in both IDL (remote sensing) and Python (GIS), to allow you to automate big GIS and remote-sensing tasks. These programming skills are often required by employers in this field.

Our academics are all active researchers, so you’ll directly benefit from their latest findings. And you’ll be able to choose your own specialism through your choice of optional modules.

Your studies will be enhanced by the use of facilities such as a high-end geoprocessing suite and terrestrial laser scanning equipment.

Careers

Programming skills are in great demand with employers, and our GIS and remote sensing master's graduates enjoy very high employment rates.

After graduating from this vocational course you’ll be in an ideal position to work in Earth observation and GIS communities, in programming, development, analysis or consultancy roles.

Your practical knowledge and skills will put you in demand with organisations such as:

  • environmental consultancy firms
  • software companies
  • government research institutes

Alternatively, you might choose to stay with us to continue your researches at PhD level.

The course will develop your knowledge of the subject area in order to enhance employment opportunities within Earth Observation and GIS communities, consultancies, private and public sectors.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,686per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 110 3

    21st out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    179 75%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93 93%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    57th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    149 71%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    20th

    2

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