Remote Sensing and Environmental Mapping

Course Introduction

The degree is the leading Master's programme in remote sensing and environmental mapping available in the UK. It offers the opportunity to study at an advanced level the ways in which remote sensing from ground-based to spaceborne platforms may be used to collect environmental information about the terrestrial biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and cryosphere at a range of scales and across wavelengths. Students develop an all-round knowledge of remote sensing, mapping and data analysis. including fundamental principles, current technological developments and applications to local, regional and global problems. They gain highly developed, marketable practical skills to enable them to take leading roles in academic, government and industrial sectors.

<b>Careers</b> Graduates find jobs in diverse companies: from consultancies carrying out environmental and spatial analysis through to major international geospatial companies, or government and government-affiliated agencies. The programme is also suitable training for those wishing to undertake higher level work as a prelude to a PhD in a quantitative environmental discipline.

<b>Employability</b> The range of generic, transferable skills provided by the degree programme are attractive to a range of employers. Students gain a fundamental understanding of the key principles of remote sensing, mapping, environmental data handling and analysis, as well as the ability to communicate their ideas. Such skills and knowledge are applicable across a wide range of careers. The long heritage of the programme - over 30 years - and its interdisciplinary, intercollegiate nature provides students with a unique perspective, not just from UCL, but across the wider world of remote sensing, mapping and environmental science.

<b>Optional qualifications</b>This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28. 2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,770 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £11,830 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,770 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,470 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £23,340 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,470 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or overseas qualification of equivalent standard (e.g. oceanography, marine studies, geography, civil engineering, geology, mathematics, and physics) is required. Relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or overseas qualification of equivalent standard (e.g. oceanography, marine studies, geography, civil engineering, geology, mathematics, and physics) is required. Relevant work experience will also be considered.Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100