MSc Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management

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    1 year full time, 2-3 years part time

Course Description

Combine satellite data, technology and science to find new solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.

The MSc Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills to use and analyse Earth observation data in conjunction with broader skills in handling geospatial data.

This unique programme is well-embedded in an active research and industry environment. It works alongside our successful MSc Geographical Information Science degree, which was the first of its type in the world with a heritage of over 30 years.

This MSc reflects on the use of geospatial technologies in detecting and mitigating climate change, sustainability and social responsibility.

Entry Requirements

These entry requirements are for the 2024/25 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2025/26 academic year will be published on 1 Oct 2024.

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience.

We also welcome applications from applicants without a degree but who are working as geospatial professionals in the UK Armed Forces and who have undertaken relevant training.

Please provide information on any relevant industry experience or training in your personal statement when you apply.


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Student Destinations

Specialised expertise in remotely sensed data as part of larger geospatial data management is increasingly sought in graduates.

Our MSc Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management is designed to give you a unique and thorough understanding of this relatively new and rapidly expanding field.

You will benefit from our proven track record in helping students progress to roles with a diverse range of employers in public, private and third sectors.

Our graduates

Examples of the organisations our graduates have gained employment include:

  • GeoSlam
  • The Satellite Applications Catapult
  • European Space Agency
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Esri-UK
  • various NGO and governmental agencies

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