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MSc Remote Sensing and Computing Science

MSc Remote Sensing and Computing Science

The Aberystwyth MSc in Remote Sensing and Computer Science is designed to provide you with a range of key skills and expertise required to understand, analyse and interpret Remote Sensing and other spatial datasets.  You will then explore and develop applications to solve representative real world problems.

In this highly interdisciplinary Masters course in Remote Sensing and Computer Science, you will be exposed to the cutting edge of understanding from a range of subject areas, taught by world-class experts.  All the Remote Sensing Masters are offered through the collaboration of the Institutes of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS),  and of Geography and Earth Sciences (IGES). IGES is also an eCognition Centre of Excellence, specialising in object-based analysis of landscapes.

You will have access to these four world-class departments.  The superb teaching staff members maintain active national and international research programmes in their specialist subjects and ensure that every exciting development is brought into the course material.  Their collective expertise and experience, and the superb departmental facilities available at Aberystwyth, ensure that your Remote Sensing and Computer Science course has a rigorous academic core with strong practical relevance.

The Aberystwyth MSc in Remote Sensing and Computer Science has a strong vocational dimension, with field-based and work experience modules that link the latest theoretical concepts with real applications.  You will develop a cache of practical, technical and analytical skills which will stand you in excellent stead for entry into further study, public sector organisations and private companies. 

 

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Duration:              

One year full-time or two years part-time. The academic year (September to September) is divided into three semesters: September to January; January to June; June to September.

Contact Time:

Roughly 12 - 16 hours a week in the first two semesters.  During semester three you will work on your Dissertation, arranging your level of contact time with your assigned supervisor.

Assessment:

The taught part of the course (Part 1) is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. The subsequent successful submission of your research dissertation (Part 2) leads to the award of an MSc.

English Language Requirements:    

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page.

Course Fees:

Please see the tuition fee pages for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.

Funding:

Possible funding opportunities can be found in our funding calculator.

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