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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Course description

Satellite observations of the Earth provide us with detailed information about the natural environment and allow us to monitor how humans are altering the planet. Uptake, use, and commercialisation of Earth observation data demands expertise in data analysis. There is a need for graduates who understand the principles of remote sensing whilst being able to write computer programmes, especially in Python, and use high-performance computing infrastructure. This course covers these areas, placing you in a strong position to seek employment in industry.

On this degree you will:

  • Use data from space-based sensors to understand and tackle pressing global environmental challenges related to the biosphere and atmosphere.
  • Develop analytical skills to use and process big datasets from satellites and other sensors.
  • Learn to effectively use and modify open-access big data processing environments such as Python and R.
  • Get started with cutting-edge image processing techniques, artificial intelligence and machine learning, on different platforms (e.g. cloud computing).
  • Gain an appreciation for the extensive application of Earth observations to multiple sectors throughout the world.

Careers and employability

This course will provide you with a broad-based education in data analytics techniques suitable for a career in data science in multiple sectors, not necessarily limited to a career focused on satellite observations: research, academia, industry, SMEs, start-ups, government, policy, NGOs, not-for-profits. You will gain practical experience using tools and software (R, Python) that increase your employability and contribute to addressing the shortage of qualified data scientists in the UK and abroad.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,450per year

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University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

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    20th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    128 56%

    20th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    6

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