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Drone Technology and Applications, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
Completing this MSc Drone Technology and Applications degree at Liverpool John Moores University will give you the knowledge and practical skills to become a specialist in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs.

About

 MSc Drone Technology and Applications degree at Liverpool John Moores University  is designed and delivered by research-active UAV operators, who provide a fundamental insight into this fast-developing industry. During your study, you will acquire the skills to construct, fly and operate drone systems, as well as a sound understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks surrounding this technology.

The programme focuses on preparing you for a successful and fulfilling career in the industry, by conveying the practical, theoretical and regulatory knowledge to lead and undertake all aspects of the implementation and operation of UAV systems within a commercial enterprise in a safe, efficient and legal manner.

Career

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

Europe is quickly becoming the world leader in drone technology, which offers a range of employment opportunities in different sectors. 

With an estimated growth rate of between 300% and 800% per annum, the commercial drone market offers an excellent opportunity for you to develop a successful career. The range of employment opportunities in the commercial drone market is huge, including options in: consultancy, utility companies, large company adoption, agriculture, retail, security, conservation, cultural heritage and media.

If you don't see yourself working in the UAV industry, completing this Masters degree will provide a range of knowledge and skills that are in demand across

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Msc Project 
  • Research Skills 
  • Drone Technology 
  • Drone Operations 
  • Drone Construction 
  • Fixed Wing Flight 
  • Drone Applications 
  • Sensors and Data Analysis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a minimum 2:2 an Engineering discipline, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science
or
  • an equivalent professional qualification in another discipline containing significant numerical and analytical content

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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