Ulster University
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems MSc (PG)
Ulster University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Remote sensing, GIS and geospatial technologies underpin a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar industry resulting in a need for graduates who have a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Designed to deliver up-to-date Remote Sensing and GIS content, this course incorporates theoretical materials and extensive practical exercises covering aspects such as acquisition, analysis and interpretation of various forms of geospatial data. Graduates of this course will acquire a broad overview of the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS, and demonstrate skills to operate at a professional level in the geospatial industry.

The programme satisfies the demand for science-qualified geospatial personnel who can use remote sensing data and advanced spatial analytical skills to interpret big data informing planning and development in a variety of disciplines. Graduates can progress to roles such as analysts, scientists, consultants, project managers, surveyors, data specialists, technicians, mapping officers, development, sales and marketing, customer support, GIS training, lecturing and research.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, MSc (PG), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

As a normal requirement, applicants must hold an Honours degree (2:2 or above) with a substantial component of geography, environmental science, computing or other numerate discipline. Applicants with other equivalent and relevant qualifications or experience can also be considered on an individual basis.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

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