Why this programme
- Our School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK, currently we are 6th (Complete University Guide).
- Geography at Glasgow is ranked 41st in the world (QS World Rankings).
- The Geoinformation Technology and Cartography programme at the University of Glasgow is the only programme in the UK that focuses on cartography. The programme has been running since 1963 and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013.
- This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), when fully completed with the award of an MSc.
- If you are seeking a career in geographic information management or cartography and have little or no academic background in this subject: or if you have a technical/practical background in the subject and are seeking an academic qualification; this programme is designed for you.
- The MSc in Geoinformation Technology and Cartography is a one-year Masters programme aimed at those seeking a career in Geographic Information management or cartography. The focus of the course is on understanding and managing the locational data underpinning Geographic Information Systems (GIS), visualisation and map production in a GIS environment.
- You will benefit from access to our extensive computer laboratories and the latest software, including ArcGIS and MapInfo for GIS, graphic design packages and remote sensing processing software.
- The programme will include either attendance a 3-day GIS research conference (depending on dates), or a short residential field course. Costs for this are included within the programme fee.
- The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.
Career opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors and there is currently high demand for GIS skills. Positions include cartographer with map publishing company, government agency, or private service agency; GIS specialist, ranging from support in large corporations (banking, insurance, retail), environmental consultancies, local authorities, utility companies; mapping specialist with software house or geoinformation data provider.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as Scottish Water, Natural Power, Arcus, Harper-Collins Cartographic, BT and British Antarctic Survey. Positions include GIS Cartographer, GIS Operator and GIS Analyst.
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- Principles of GIS
- Land Surveying
- Topographic Mapping And Landscape Monitorin
- Applied GIS
- Geospatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesGeography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Urban Planning View 133 other Masters in Urban Planning in United Kingdom
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- Normally an Honours degree in a relevant field such as geography, earth or environmental science, planning, mathematics, or civil engineering, but other subjects will be considered.
- The programme requires some basic mathematical competence and a pass at Scottish Higher, GCE or equivalent in mathematics is recommended. Significant use is made of computers and IT, but there is no specific entry requirement.
- Entry without standard academic qualifications, or with technical qualifications in geomatics for those with significant practical experience in related employment, will be considered on an individual basis.
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International23950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part-time fee: £1,217 per 20 credits
- UK: £7,300
- International & EU: £15,967
- UK: £3,650
- International & EU: £7,983
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.