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Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems PgDip/MSc

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

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.

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Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    141 85%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    130 90%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%


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