MASTERS IN REMOTE SENSING
Academic Area: Health Sciences
Social Science and Law
Organised by: Faculty of Physics
Participating Universities: University of Valencia
Length of course: 1,5 academic years. Possibility of part-time.
ECTS credits: 90
In accordance with official rates pending publication.
Indicative tuition fees: 29’87 €/credit
Taught at: Faculty of Physics
Modes of Study: On campus
Contact for administrative
Contact for academic queries: Soledad.Gandia@uv.es
Web page: http://www.uv.es/ftierrat/
Constitutes the taught phase of
a Doctoral Programme:
Name of Doctoral Programme: Remote Sensing
Further Information on Doctoral http://www.uv.es/ftierrat/
Remote Sensing has multidisciplinary applications, and is therefore of interest to students from a range of educational
backgrounds. Many graduates need specialist training in order to approach their field of work from the global perspective that
remote sensing offers, and need specialised knowledge to analyse information arriving from the different platforms and
sensors in current and future use.
The Masters in Remote Sensing is targeted at these graduates, offering top level preparation for either research or
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The objective of the Masters is to provide the student with training in remote sensing. It will give grounding in the scientific
processes of collecting information from raw images provided by various sensors from diverse platforms, and enable students
to uncover useful information about our surroundings within broad fields of knowledge.
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission requirements are established by current legislation on access to Masters programmes, and according to evaluation
criteria established by the university. It will be assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration the applicants’ CVs
and academic record and following global parameters.
Preference will be given to students holding degrees in physics or technical science, or ones that use remote sensing, such as
geography, or equivalent bachelor degrees from other countries, following accreditation with one of the above mentioned
ones, in accordance with current regulations.
The Masters Academic Coordinating Committee is in charge of admissions, and will take into consideration students’ CVs.
Selection criteria are as follows:
Similarity of studies completed to the field of the Masters
Average grade in academic record
Further education in the field of the Masters
Proficiency in English
Work experience in similar areas
The Masters Academic Coordinating Commission will provide the appropriate support services, which will assess the need for
curricular adaptation or alternative studies for students with special educational needs due to disability.
Society has a clear interest in scientific research carried out from data obtained from remote sensing, given the numerous
applications that results obtained from this research can have in diverse aspects of the environment. Remote sensing
provides information for thematic maps, and defines characteristics and parameters of interest relating to water, land,
farming and natural vegetation, supplying regular, updated information, aiding regular and long-term follow-up and helping
managers with decision-making in these areas. It provides a way to study non-accessible areas and with minimum field
It is used in agriculture, town planning, risk management, agricultural and environmental impact, environment and natural
risk, in public sector planning in diverse areas and in private companies focused on environmental consultancy or natural
resources. It also has its own sphere of interest in the fields of telecommunications and new sensor design.
The Masters in Remote Sensing can therefore provide professionals from a wide range of academic backgrounds with
specialisation that will greatly improve their career prospects.
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Study Programme in ECTS credits
CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS
2079 REMOTE SENSING 90
FIRST YEAR 60
CORE MODULES 60
40134 Fundamentals 15
40135 Image Processing 10
40136 Obtaining and Analysing Information 10
40137 The Atmosphere, Oceans and the Cryosphere 10
40138 The Biosphere 15
SECOND YEAR 30
CORE MODULES 15
40141 Masters final project 15
40139 Introduction to Research * 15
40140 Work placement ** 15
* Academic/research pathway ** Professional pathway
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