Satellite Data for Sustainable Development at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

Course summary

Our MSc Satellite Data for Sustainable Development is a globally unique Masters degree which embraces the UN Sustainable Development Goals to offer a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching of satellite applications, space system design, data science and sustainability. The applied learning activities of the MSc programme is 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 have a 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.


Compulsory classes: Spaceflight Systems, Satellite Data Assimilation & Analysis, Machine Learning for Satellite Data, Satellite Applications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Assessment method

The course is assessed through written assignments, exams and the individual project.

Entry requirements

Normally a first-class or second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in engineering or physical sciences, or any other relevant discipline such as geography, geoscience, environmental science and computer science. Good knowledge of programming is desirable and basic knowledge in programming is highly-desirable.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8850 Year 1
Scotland £8850 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £21850 Year 1

Additional fee information

Optional textbooks and printed materials – maximum cost of around £100 for duration of course

Sponsorship information

Satellite Data for Sustainable Development at University of Strathclyde - UCAS