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Masters degrees in Remote Sensing equip postgraduates with the skills to collect, model and disseminate topographic and geomatic data of different geographical areas.
Related subjects include Topography and Geographic Information Systems. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography, Geology, or Environmental Science.
Remote Sensing encompasses the use of satellite or aircraft-based sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth. This means a whole host of terrestrial and aquatic areas may be analysed and defined using geomatic and sometimes bathymetric techniques.
From glaciers and caverns, to lakes and oceans, training will encompass the collection of data about geographical features through practices such as GIS (geographical information systems) and geovisualisation.
For example, you might model the features of a land mass to determine its sustainability for urban planning. Alternatively, you may examine populations of wild animals across certain areas, and investigate best practise for their conservation.
Expertise in this field may also be applied to roles in the military and intelligence services, commercial and economic practices such as retail marketing, as well as humanitarian projects.
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New course for September 2020, combining modules in Remote Sensing with some GIS modules from our well-established and popular GIS Masters. Read more
The MSc in Remote Sensing enables students to develop advanced research skills in remote sensing. The objective of the program is to accommodate students interested in studying aspects of remote sensing that are not contained in the geographical research domain. Read more
The degree is the leading Master's programme in remote sensing and environmental mapping available in the UK. Read more
Given the wider development of Citizen GIS and an increased public awareness and knowledge of the power and value of spatial data, vastly increased amounts of such data from different sources are now available to researchers. Read more
This innovative, interdisciplinary programme combines the areas of remote sensing and spatial analysis to provide a broad overview of the subject, with scope for specialisation. Read more
Do you want to contribute to solving multidisciplinary and complex issues using Geo- information science, geo-informatics and remote sensing? Then the master's Geo- Information Science is a perfect match for you! The increasing complexity of our society demands for specialists who can collect, manage, analyse and present spatial data using state-of-the-art methods and tools. Read more
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. Read more
We're one of the top 15 Geography departments in the world (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020). Develop advanced theoretical geographical information science (GIS) knowledge and understanding, alongside expertise in widely used geographic information systems and remote sensing software packages. Read more
The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alongside aspects of climate change. Read more
The Disasters, Adaptation & Development MSc course takes a social development perspective, exploring topics such as human vulnerability, response to natural and technological hazards and to hazards associated with climate change. Read more
This Masters in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography focuses on understanding and managing the locational data required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with visualisation and map production in a GIS environment. Read more
Our MPhil/PhD programmes aim to train you to conduct research of the highest academic standard and to make an original contribution to the subject through your research. Read more
We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Physical Geography. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. Read more