Why this programme
- The Land and Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement programme of 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. This version of the programme includes a 6 month work placement in industry, instead of the normal MSc project.
- The MSc Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement was developed in close collaboration with industry to meet their employment needs and includes a 6 month work placement in industry.
- Students will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software including RTK GNSS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial laser scanners.
- 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.
- We have over 50 years of experience delivering postgraduate programmes in Geomatics. Capitalising on our wealth of knowledge and strong support from industry, this programme meets employer requirements.
- If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land, engineering, or hydrographic surveying this programme is for you.
- Subject to certain conditions, we will accept candidates without the normal entry requirements for an MSc programme, especially those with industrial experience.
- Our School of Geographical and Earth Sciences 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 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 include land surveyor, engineering surveyor, hydrographic surveyor, GIS specialist and 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.
- Principles of GIS
- Land Surveying
- Topographic Modelling and Landscape Monitoring
- Academic and Professional Skills for GES PGT
- Engineering Survey
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesGeography Hydrology & Water Management Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 71 other Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in United Kingdom
- Normally a good Honours degree (2.1) 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 and may, under special circumstances, be given exemption from some aspects of the programme.
International23950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 15 months.
National10950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 15 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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