Why study with us?

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has a large and vibrant postgraduate community which is viewed as a key component of our research excellence. We are committed to developing innovative and novel interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes, as well as being involved in fundamental geography, Earth and environmental science research. We offer a range of routes to postgraduate study. More information can be found by following the links below.

Views from our postgraduates:


Endorsements from former Postgraduates

"The MSc in RS and GIS provided me with a strong understanding of the subject and the necessary skills to be competitive within my chosen area. I would definitely recommend it for its high quality of teaching and broad range of applications." - Alexandra Kilcoyne, DGES, Computing Officer in Remote Sensing and GIS

"The Remote Sensing and GIS MSc at Aberystwyth was one of the most memorable years of my life.  I met an amazing and diverse group of people that shared a passion for all things geospatial. The natural beauty of Aberystwyth and the surrounding landscape offered much to explore - the perfect location for aspiring geographers." - Saywer Stippa, USGS, USA.

"Taking the MSc course Remote sensing & the living environment at Aberystwyth University was for me the right step on the way to build a career in Ocean Remote sensing. I learnt a lot of information from great people using excellent facilities" - Salim Alhajri, MSFC,  Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it to someone else thinking of pursuing a career in either Remote Sensing or GIS. Although an intensive course which helped to significantly broaden my applied knowledge and technical skill, the approach of pairing taught lectures with practical sessions made learning what can be complex processes an easy to follow and approachable task. The course material itself is at the cutting edge of advancements in the field, which I feel has prepared me well for a continuing career in the academic sector.” - Gareth Ireland, Research Assistant, DGES, Aberystwyth