Taught course

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Ulster University · School of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum 2.2 honours degree with a substantial component of geography, environmental science or computing.

Applicants with qualifications in other relevant disciplines or with academic qualifications below 2.2 honours will also be considered on individual merit. In such cases, previous experience of GIS and competence in day-to-day computing will be an advantage, and should be explained in detail on the application form.

Months of entry


Course content

Remote sensing, GIS and geospatial technologies underpin a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar industry resulting in a need for graduates who have a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Designed to deliver up-to-date Remote Sensing and GIS content, this course incorporates theoretical materials and extensive practical exercises covering aspects such as acquisition, analysis and interpretation of various forms of geospatial data. Graduates of this course will acquire a
broad overview of the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS, and demonstrate skills to operate at a professional level in the geospatial industry.

The programme satisfies the demand for science-qualified geospatial personnel who can use remote sensing data and advanced spatial analytical skills to interpret big data informing planning and development in a variety of disciplines. Graduates can progress to roles such as analysts, scientists, consultants, project managers, surveyors, data specialists, technicians, mapping officers, development, sales and marketing, customer support, GIS training, lecturing and research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Niamh McInerney
+44 (0)28 7012 4401