UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


This programme is an intensive study of the technical, analytical and professional aspects of modern land surveying; the programme gives students a broad range of experience in methods of spatial data acquisition, with a curriculum that includes exposure to terrestrial survey equipment, close range sensors, aerial imagery and GNSS techniques.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements are an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a cognate subject or related discipline from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Acceptable degrees include geography, civil engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, and archaeology. Extensive work experience covering related areas will be considered.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Mapping science; GIS principles and technology; principles and practices of surveying; data analysis; positioning; survey project. 2 options: Ocean and coastal zone management; terrestrial data acquisition; airborne data acquisition; spatial data management; applied building information modelling.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical work and field courses. Visits to government establishments and private companies may be organised in order to gain greater insight into current practice. Assessment is through written papers, coursework, the dissertation and an oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 4046