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Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing MSc


University College Cork College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Full time See Course MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Access to, and use of, geographically-referenced digital information is essential for effectively responding to many of the world’s most pressing contemporary issues, such as climate change, environmental protection, social and economic development, resource management, town and country planning, disaster prevention and response, crime prevention, and national or international security.

The field of Geoinformatics seeks to address these needs by developing and applying a broad range of tools and methods for data acquisition, manipulation, analysis and presentation.

Rooted in information technology, including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), satellite navigation systems, the World Wide Web, mobile telephony, computer graphics and

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a subject related to that of the MSc in Geographical Information Systems & Remote Sensing programme, e.g. Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, Physics, Maths, Engineering or a cognate discipline.


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