Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems - Online

Ulster University - Belfast

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems - Online

This course delivers contemporary content on remote sensing and GIS, integrating theoretical and practical learning activities encompassing acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of geospatial data. It satisfies the demand for science-qualified personnel capable of employing remote sensing data and advanced spatial analytical skills to assist informed decision making in a variety of disciplines. The course suits recent graduates upskilling in remote sensing and GIS to enhance employability or change career, or professionals already in remote sensing/GIS-related employment willing to broaden and deepen geospatial knowledge and skills to enhance career and promotion prospects. You will develop skills in a areas including:

- Remote sensing and photogrammetry
- Analysis of active and passive remote sensing data
- GIS, spatial data management and analysis
- Programming for GIS and remote sensing
- Applications of remote sensing and GIS in marine studies/ environmental management

Job opportunities include roles such as analysts, scientists, project managers, data specialists, technicians, research officers, and lecturing in both public and private sectors.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Part-time/Online. This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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