University of Glasgow

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 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
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (EU) 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 778 per Credit (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 per Credit (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 778 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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