36 months
4827 GBP/year
2027 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Remote Sensing and GIS course at Ulster University gives students a firm foundation in both Remote Sensing and GIS. Increasing uptake of geospatial techniques and technologies means that there is a growing demand for qualified personnel who have the skills to manage spatial data effectively. Strong industry links help ensure that our course is relevant to the needs of employers.

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The Remote Sensing and GIS course at Ulster University incorporates theoretical material and extensive hands-on practice, covering aspects such as the acquisition, manipulation, analysis and interpretation of various forms of geospatial data. Examples of the application of remote sensing and GIS are drawn from both the physical and social environment. 

The programme aims to satisfy an industrial and public sector demand for science-qualified geospatial personnel who can use advanced spatial analytical skills to interpret big data and thus inform planning and development in disciplines such as conservation, agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, climate change, marine planning and sustainable urban development.

New for this September, the online course combines modules in Remote Sensing with GIS modules from our well-established and popular GIS Masters. 

The industry

The benefits of GIS are increasingly recognised within government, business, education and the voluntary sector, and the applications of geospatial data technologies are steadily growing.

In recent years there has been rapid growth globally within the Space Industry, exploiting data acquired through new satellites and airborne sensors, giving rise to huge potential to map, monitor and understand systems and change in terrestrial and marine environments across the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Principles of GIS
  • Photogrammetry and Advanced Image Analysis
  • Programming for GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Active and Passive Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Web-based GIS
  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Marine Remote Sensing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry to the PgDip:

You must hold a degree in a science or other suitable discipline or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

  • Entry to the MSc:

You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50% or higher can proceed to the MSc programme. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4827 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4827 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2027 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2027 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

The PgDip fees for UK and EU residents are £4,054, and a further £2,027 for the Masters; fees for Overseas students are £9,654 for the PgDip and an extra £4,827 for the MSc


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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