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MScRemote Sensing and Planetary Science

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
Tuition fee £15,000 per year
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The Aberystwyth MSc in Remote Sensing and Planetary Science is designed to provide you with a range of key skills and expertise required to understand, analyse and interpret remote sensing and other spatial datasets, and to apply them on a solar system-wide stage. Previous graduates have since contributed to the BEAGLE Mars exploration projects.

In this highly interdisciplinary Remote Sensing and Planetary Science Masters course, you will be exposed to the cutting edge of understanding from a range of subject areas, taught by world-class experts. All the Remote Sensing Masters are offered through the collaboration of the Institutes of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (IMAPS), of Computer Sciences, and of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology (IGHPP).

You will have access to these four world-class departments. The superb teaching staff members maintain active national and international research programmes in their specialist subjects and ensure that every exciting development is brought into the course material. Their collective expertise and experience, and the superb departmental facilities available at Aberystwyth, ensure that your Remote Sensing course has a rigorous academic core with strong practical relevance.

The Aberystwyth MSc in Remote Sensing and Planetary Science has a strong vocational dimension, with work experience modules that link the latest theoretical concepts with real applications. You will develop a cache of practical, technical and analytical skills which will stand you in excellent stead for entry into further study, public sector organisations and private companies.

Career opportunities

Every aspect of the Aberystwyth Masters in Remote Sensing and Planetary Science programme is designed to enhance your employability: indeed, successful completion of this degree is in itself certain to do so by building your CV; but more significant is the hugely enhanced array of knowledge, abilities and skills with which you will graduate. We know from past graduates’ success that prospective employers take a similar view, as our alumni have taken positions with UK and international government bodies, private enterprises and leading research establishments.

By completing the Aberystwyth Masters in Remote Sensing and Planetary Science, you will have strengthened your employability in both specialist and more general areas of work. As a specialist, you will be a highly competent contributor to any work relating to atmospheric and solar system physics, Magnetospheres and Ionospheres, robotic explorations and much more. In more generic employment situations, your strengths will be broad and deep because you can demonstrate mastery of any planning, research, analysis and reporting skills that your employer will require.

You may choose to apply for the Access to Masters scheme (ATM) which ensures that postgraduate training is geared towards the needs of business. Masters students on ATM undertake projects with local businesses, which are tailored to meet the interests of the companies. This scheme ensures that Masters students have gain experience in a relevant workplace and begin to build their personal business networks, ready for graduation.

All employers, whether subject-related specialists or more general corporate bodies and consultancies, place a high value on first-rate technical aptitude, clarity in research and analysis and fluency in communication. You will gain these skills, and much more, as you progress through your studies at Aberystwyth to become an engaging candidate for areas of work relating to remote sensing and beyond.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States