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Land and Hydrographic Surveying, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #69 (QS) ,
The Land and Hydrographic Surveying course at the University of Glasgow will introduce you to the surveying discipline and prepare you for employment in the industry. Engineering and land survey are fundamental to the design, construction and navigation of infrastructure projects from small to national scale such as buildings, road and rail networks.

About

Key features

  • Hydrographic Surveyors contribute to safety of navigation and port management for seas, rivers and lakes, and underwater infrastructure projects such as pipelines and offshore wind turbines. The Land and Hydrographic Surveying course at the University of Glasgow is ideal if you are seeking employment in the geospatial industry to support construction and mapping projects both onshore and offshore.
  • We have a strong employment record with many students progressing to senior positions across industry worldwide.
  • Students will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software including RTK GNSS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial laser scanners.
  • Subject to certain conditions, we will accept candidates without the normal entry requirements for an MSc programme, especially those with industrial experience.
  • If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land, engineering, or hydrographic surveying this programme is for you.

Careers

Career opportunities include:

  • Land surveyor
  • Engineering surveyor
  • Hydrographic surveyor
  • GIS specialist
  • Environmental consulting

There is currently a high demand for surveyors both in the UK and internationally. In addition to the offshore energy industry, land surveyors are in demand in many parts of the world to support mining operations and major civil engineering projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Hydrographic Surveying
  • Applied Land Surveying
  • Engineering Survey
  • Principles Of Gis
  • Gnss & Geodesy
  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Principles And Practice Of Land Surveying 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      24-36 months part time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • For the MSc, normally a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline, such as Geography, Earth/Environmental Science, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.
  • Those with lower level qualifications, or those with experience in the surveying industry may be admitted to the Certificate or Diploma in the first instance and, subject to performance, can progress to the MSc.
  • All candidates must have basic proficiency in mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21020 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and EU Part-time fee: £939 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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