Physical Geography: Remote Sensing for Landscape Studies
Course · 15 credits
This course gives you knowledge of techniques for collecting information about various phenomena in the landscape, primarily through aerial image interpretation. You will learn about the image interpretation process and areas of application for photographic remote sensing in research, society and private activities. During the course you will work with images from different film types as well as digital image and map data.
Remote sensing is the common name for methods used to study the Environment around us without actually being in contact with the study objects. Examples of remote sensing methods are photography, echo sounding and radar. The course gives you knowledge about how to use mainly aerial photographs to collect information about different features of a landscape. In order to be able to interpret what you see in an image you need to know what factors that influence the information content. Thus, we start the course with a theoretical section dealing with, for example:
reflection characteristics of different objects
In the beginning of the course you will use printed images from different parts of the World and from different timing. The aim is that you should get an opinion about the information quality to expect from different types of images. The image material consists of black and white, colour and infra-red images. You will learn to select the appropriate image type for a given task.
Today image handling is most often done by computers which makes the combination of images with other data sources such as maps easier. During the course you will work with digital image and map data from different origins. You will also learn to use computers classify different objects on aerial photographs and satellite images. The course contains several Projects that are based on group work. One of the projects in the later part of the course is set as a realistic assignment where you together with your class mates plan, perform and report a larger project. This project includes a couple of days of field work in the eastern parts of south Sweden.
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Requirements and selection
General and 60 ECTS natural sciences
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Spring Semester 2022
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
23 March 2022 - 5 June 2022
Can only be applied to within an educational programme.
How to apply
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Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250
First payment: SEK 36 250
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
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