This Masters course aims to give you advanced training in the application of specific techniques in both GIS and remote sensing across a range of environments and within the framework of contemporary national and international research projects. Whilst vocational skills are conveyed, emphasis is placed also on increasing your knowledge of theory and concepts and their relevance to specific applications.
Following completion of the course, the training received in both vocational and research skills will place you in a position to undertake further postgraduate (PhD) study or seek employment in business, government or nongovernmental organizations, particularly those with specialization in remote sensing and/or GIS. The work experience module in Semester 2 will also expose you to an industry or government- based work environment.
The dissertation in semester 3 will allow you to conduct independent research whilst enhancing your knowledge and skills in a chosen area of GIS and/or remote sensing. A wide range of research projects are available to you in fields ranging from forestry and land use change to archaeology and glaciology. Data from a diverse range of sources (e.g., airborne/spaceborne sensors) is available to support your research, and projects overseas are actively encouraged.
The research in GIS and remote sensing undertaken within IGES is recognized internationally and the courses are updated routinely to ensure that new advances in these fields are conveyed. The most recent remote sensing and GIS software are available and, from December 2005, the Institute of Geography and Earth Science became a Centre of Excellence for the use of eCognition image processing software for environmental applications. Dedicated computing facilities, including specialized equipment (e.g. photogrammetric workstations) are available.
Scholarships, each worth £1,000 towards tuition fees will be available for UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015. Part-time students would be eligible for £500 for Year 1 and Year 2 of their Masters. The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award. In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st July 2015.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Students from the UK/EU that will be studying an on campus taught Masters and that have good results from their undergraduate degree will be entitled to an Aberystwyth Masters Scholarship worth around £1000.
Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the (AU) Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st July 2015 at the very latest.
International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award, either already achieved or predicted by the candidate’s awarding university).
In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st August 2015.
Up to 72 scholarships worth £2500 towards tuition fees for full-time non-EU students on taught Masters courses are available for students who commence their studies in September 2015 on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to 72 scholarships, each worth £2,500 towards tuition fees will be available for non-UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015.
Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st August 2015 at the very latest.
Selection will be on the basis of academic excellence and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course. A minimum (UK) 2.i Honours (or equivalent) is required for an award. Information on the comparability of non-UK degrees is available at www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/comparability/.