Taught course

GIS and Remote Sensing

University of Brighton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience

A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Our GIS and Remote Sensing MRes develops the sought after skills to help you become one of the future professionals, policymakers and influencers relied on to use spatial data to benefit society.

Working alongside our team of spatial science researchers, you’ll gain an understanding of research methodology, data collection, and analysis, building the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed for a career in research.

You can explore multiple forms of spatial and remote sensing data including census and survey data, photogrammetry from unmanned aerial vehicles, and airborne and satellite-based multispectral/hyperspectral, lidar and radar data.

Our flexible approach enables you to tailor your studies to match your specific interests and the expertise of our researchers. You'll be linked to our Centre for Aquatic Environments, and have opportunities to work collaboratively across related disciplines such as physical and human geography, geology, ecology, environmental science, archaeology, agriculture, planning, and the built environment with GIS and remote sensing at the core of what you do.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries and loans

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644