University of Glasgow
Geospatial and Mapping Sciences
This Master's in Geospatial and Mapping Sciences focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection; land and hydrographic surveying; data and information quality; applications of survey information; and research and development in the field of geomatics. It is strongly endorsed by industry, accredited by the RICS and has an excellent employment record.
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 and may, under special circumstances, be given exemption from some aspects of the programme. 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-Master's courses.
Core courses: Engineering surveying; fundamentals of geomatics; geodesy and GNSS; hydrographic surveying; land surveying principles and methods; principles of GIS; research and professional issues; topographic mapping from ground, air and space. Optional courses: Application development in GIS; geospatial data infrastructures; hydrographic surveying applications; land information systems; photogrammetry; remote sensing; terrain modelling; terrestrial laser scanning.
To complete the MSc degree, students must undertake a project worth 60 credits. The MSc and Diploma projects may be undertaken in collaboration with industry (full or part-time).
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 2,333 per Academic year (home fees)||3 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 6,067 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 2,333 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 778 per Credit module (home fees)||9 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 778 per Credit module (EU fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,667 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 12,133 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,667 per Academic year (EU fees)||9 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 778 per Credit module (EU fees)||21 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 778 per Credit module (home fees)||21 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 778 per Credit module (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 778 per Credit module (EU fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Glasgow||Glasgow||G12 8QQ||Scotland|
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