University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Invites Applications for MSc Satellite Data

  • The course will focus on the practical use of satellite data in direct applications to SDGs through the analysis of case studies and engagement

The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow is inviting applications for its MSc Satellite Data for Sustainable Development course starting in January 2024.

MSc Satellite Data for Sustainable Development is a globally unique Master’s degree that embraces the UN Sustainable Development Goals to offer a cross-disciplinary approach to the teaching of satellite applications, space system design, data science and sustainability.

The applied learning activities of the MSc programme are strategically aligned with the goals and interests of the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Sustainable Development, to give students a wider exposure to the global movement that surrounds the 17 UN SDGs.

The course will focus on the practical use of satellite data in direct applications to SDGs through the analysis of case studies and engagement, through student projects and invited talks with start-ups and NGOs actively working in the field.

Students will gain an insight into the broad use of satellite data across various industries and will be equipped with the necessary technical skills and critical thinking to understand the challenges we are facing globally and develop innovative solutions, through project-based learning (some of them group-based) and a final individual project.

Learning & teaching Students will select from a combination of specialist and compulsory modules. The specialist modules focus on different technical aspects allowing tailored learning to suit individual needs. The compulsory modules provide the core key skills which are considered necessary for professionals in satellite data science.

To qualify for the MSc, students will undertake an individual project which allows for the development of their own idea on the application of satellite data to provide an economically viable solution to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The projects will be supported by academic and, where possible, industry advisors to enable you to complete your projects successfully within the prescribed period.

Assessment The course is assessed through written exams, groups and individual presentations, group and individual projects and the final individual project.

With a background of first-class or second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in either Engineering, Science, Public Policy, Law, and Business students will be eligible to apply for this course. Also, other qualifications may also be considered provided there is evidence of capacity for postgraduate study

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