find your perfect postgrad program
Search our Database of 30,000 Courses

University of Southampton: Applied Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Institution University of Southampton View institution profile
Department Geography and Environmental Science View department profile
Telephone 023 8059 4732
Study type Taught


"Explore Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing at a global top 100* University.

Use geographical data to solve real-world problems on this master’s degree in applied GIS and remote sensing, where you’ll use the latest technology and develop key programming and analytical techniques. You'll gain the knowledge and practical skills to analyse geospatial data from remote sensing technology, such as satellites and radar, and learn to use that data to create geographical information systems. These interactive applications are used in everything from engineering and disaster management to understanding the carbon cycle.

You’ll focus on real-world problems in areas such as public health and environmental management and study two key technologies in a single programme. Your studies will be enhanced by the use of facilities such as our high-end geoprocessing suite and terrestrial laser scanning equipment.

A unique feature of the course is the chance to learn programming in both IDL (remote sensing) and Python (GIS), to allow you to automate big GIS and remote-sensing tasks. These programming skills are often required by employers in this field.

Our academics are all active researchers, so you’ll directly benefit from their latest findings, and you’ll be able to choose your own specialism through your choice of optional modules. Over the course, you'll learn the skills to work in a range of careers, from environmental consultancy to government research.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.


The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton includes Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, incorporating the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

We are proud to be part of the University of Southampton, a leading research-intensive Russell Group university in the top 80 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2022) and in the top 15 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2022). 

Postgraduate study

Choose from over 50 taught master’s degrees, ranging from electrochemistry to artificial intelligence, chemical …

View Profile

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in Information technology, Software engineering, Information systems, Geographical information systems, Science, Land surveying, Photogrammetry or Remote sensing, or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Postgraduate Bursary Opportunity with

Are you studying as a PG student at the moment or have you recently been accepted on a postgraduate program? Apply now for one of our £2000 PGS bursaries.

Click here