University of Southampton
Applied Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing MSc
University of Southampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This innovative, interdisciplinary programme combines the areas of remote sensing and spatial analysis (GIS), giving scope for a broad overview or specialisation.

You'll focus on real world problems by applying technology to areas such as public health and environmental management. It combines the study of these two key spatial technologies into a single programme that will enhance your employability in these communities.

A range of assessment methods are used with a majority of them consisting of individual or group coursework assignments (e.g. reports, essays, presentations, literature reviews, posters).

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5,5 in all components.
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First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in geography or a related subject area (eg pure and applied sciences, technological or social sciences) or masters degree in an appropriate subject


Tuition Fees Applied Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing MSc

EU £23686 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £23686 year 1

Additional fee information

For full information about fees and funding for our Postgraduate courses, please visit our website:

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 University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, often abbreviated to Soton, is a research university located in Southampton, England. Although the university was founded in 1862, it has only enjoyed full university status from 1952 onwards. The university has five campuses in total, with the main one based in the Highfield area of Southampton.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Highfield Campus
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