University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Geoinformation Technology and Cartography

This programme focuses on understanding and managing the locational data required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with visualisation and map production in a GIS environment; it is the only programme in the UK to have a significant emphasis on cartography; and our focus on the underpinning geomatics aspects and cartographic output is unique among GIS programmes.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree in a relevant field such as geography, earth or environmental science, planning, mathematics, or civil engineering, but other subjects is 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. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Course modules

Core modules include: cartographic design and geovisualisation; fundamentals of geomatics; topographic mapping; principles of GIS; internet and mobile GIS; statistical mapping; geospatial data infrastructures and LIS; research and professional issues. Optional modules include: advanced editing in GIS; application development in GIS; geospatial data modelling; photogrammetry; remote sensing; terrain modelling; use and user issues in cartography and GIS.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,333 per Year 1 (EU) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,333 per Year 1 (England) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,067 per Year 1 (International) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,333 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,333 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,333 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (EU) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (England) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,667 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,667 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,133 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,667 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,667 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,667 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 739 per Credit (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 739 per Credit (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 739 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 739 per Credit (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 739 per Credit (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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