Earth Observation (MSc (Research))

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc (Research)

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4327 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 17700 per year

All study options

About Earth Observation at Swansea University

The MSc by Research in Earth Observation allows you to undertake a year long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research.

Your earth observation research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.

While this programme usually finishes after a year, it can be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree in the appropriate circumstances.

Swansea is a research-led University and our department makes a significant contribution. We have staff working on post-disaster landscapes (Professor Marcus Doel), new understandings of nationalism (Dr Angharad Closs Stephens), and post-conflict cultural revival (Dr Amanda Rogers). Their expertise will support your work.

In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of Geography research at Swansea was judged to be of international quality, and 60% was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc (Research)How you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4327 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17700 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees displayed here are for the full-time study option only. For fee information about the part-time study options, please visit the course page on the institution website.

Entry requirements

MSc by Research programmes: We normally require a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in geography or a related field.

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications.

Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

What students think about Swansea University

    Farhana Jaidin, Brunei (Politics)

    Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!

    Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.

    People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia

    Where are you from?
    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
    Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.

    Why choose Swansea University?
    Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.

    What course are you doing?
    BSc Actuarial Science

    What do you do in your free time?
    I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.

    What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
    Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.

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