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Geospatial and Mapping Sciences

University of Glasgow

Master
12 months
Duration
21920 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
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About

The Geospatial and Mapping Sciences course at the University of Glasgow focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection and management. Topics covered include land, engineering and hydrographic surveying, data and geospatial information quality. 

Overview

The course draws on research and the latest developments in the field of geomatics, with a strong practical component. Key applications of geospatial skills support sustainable development, including measuring land and location of assets (e.g. transport routes, location of electric cables, forests), monitoring subsidence and sea level change, documenting heritage using laser scanning, and setting up and managing the coordinate system/mapping for a country. This programme is strongly endorsed by industry, accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Why study the Geospatial and Mapping Sciences course at the University of Glasgow?

  • Surveying and mapping are essential to a country’s development across industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential sectors, and geospatial information is now recognised as a crucial component of a country’s development.
  • If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land and engineering surveying, hydrographic surveying, land registration/cadastre and LIS, photogrammetric and remote sensing engineering or management of geospatial information, then this programme is for you.
  • This programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), when fully completed with the award of an MSc.
  • The MSc in Geospatial and Mapping Sciences is an industry-sponsored programme and has been developed in close collaboration with industry to meet global demand for professionals in this field.
  • You will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software, including RTK GPS and terrestrial laser scanners.
  • You will attend a week long practical surveying course (included in fees).
  • Our School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK, currently we are 6th (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Geography at Glasgow is ranked 41st in the world (QS World Rankings 2019).
  • 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.

Careers

Career opportunities include land surveyor, engineering surveyor, hydrographic surveyor, GIS specialist, environmental consulting. There is currently a very high demand for surveyors, especially in hydrographic survey, in support of offshore oil and renewable energy engineering and maintenance. Several of the key employers visit us each year to recruit students. In addition to the offshore energy industry, land surveyors are in demand in many parts of the world to support mining operations, major civil engineering projects and to provide surveying services for Land Registration. A strong background in data capture, datums and co-ordinate systems, and data processing can also be of value in the GIS and environmental management sectors.

Graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Fugro, AECOM, UTEC and Subsea 7. Positions include Offshore Surveyor, Analyst, Hydrographic Surveyor and Graduate Supervisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals Of Geomatics (Combined) 
  • Principles And Practice Of Land Surveying 
  • Principles Of Gis 
  • Topographic Mapping And Landscape Monitoring 
  • Engineering Survey
  • Gnss & Geodesy 
  • Hydrographic Survey 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally an Honours degree in a relevant field such as civil engineering, earth or environmental science, geography, mathematics, physics, or planning, but others with some mathematical background will be considered. Those with a degree in geomatics or a closely related subject or who meet the age and experience criteria of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors can use the programme as a route to a professional qualification or preparation for a research degree.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU Part-time fee: £1083 per 20 credits

PgDip

  • Home and EU fee: £6500
  • International: Full-time fee: £14613

PgCert

  • Home and EU fee: £3250
  • International fee: £7307

Funding

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