Earth Observation - Physics - master

Earth observation is a discipline of the Master's degree programme in physics.

The central location of Tromsø in the Arctic has led to substantial activity related to earth observation and remote sensing technologies. The Earth Observation group at UiT contributes to this development both through fundamental research and application development. The group has strong connections to the local companies, research institutes and users of satellite images, as well as to international research institutes.
The objective of the Earth Observation discipline is to teach the techniques used in satellite remote sensing of the Earth, with a focus on environmental monitoring. The tools are drawn from various fields such as signal and image processing, pattern recognition, applied statistics and physics. The aim is further to deliver candidates to the earth observation community, providing competent workers to all levels of the value chain, from users of remote sensing data in resource management and decision-making bodies to industry companies, research institutes and academia.
Exercises, assignments, and Master's thesis projects given are defined in relation to on-going research activity or current scientific interests within the Earth Observation group.

Contact (person and/or unit) Laura Liikanen
Telephone +47 77 64 55 50
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline International applicants: 1 December
Nordic applicants: 15 April
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites Admission to the Masters programme in physics requires a Bachelors degree in physics, or another degree following a programme of study of not less than three years' duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4.

In addition, specialization in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of "C" or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission.

For more information on admission requirements, please see the programme website.
Tuition No tuition fee
Subject area Natural Sciences
Degree level Master
City Tromsø
Credits 120 ECTS
Language of teaching English