Geospatial and Mapping Sciences

MSc
University of Glasgow

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Course description

This MSc in Geospatial & Mapping Sciences focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection and management. Topics covered include land, engineering and hydrographic surveying, data and geospatial information quality. The course draws on research and the latest developments in the field of geomatics, with a strong practical component. Key applications of geospatial skills support sustainable development, including measuring land and location of assets (e.g. transport routes, location of electric cables, forests), monitoring subsidence and sea level change, documenting heritage using laser scanning, and setting up and managing the coordinate system/mapping for a country. This programme is strongly endorsed by industry, accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

- Surveying and mapping are essential to a country’s development across industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential sectors, and geospatial information is now recognised as a crucial component of a country’s development.

- If you are seeking a career in geomatics: land and engineering surveying, hydrographic surveying, land registration/cadastre and LIS, photogrammetric and remote sensing engineering or management of geospatial information, then this programme is for you.

- 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.

- The MSc in Geospatial and Mapping Sciences is an industry-sponsored programme and has been developed in close collaboration with industry to meet global demand for professionals in this field.

- You will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software, including RTK GPS and terrestrial laser scanners.

- You will attend a week long practical surveying course (included in fees).

- Our School 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 of Geographical & Earth Sciences 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.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

**Semester 1 – 60 credits**
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMATICS I (20 credits)
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMATICS II (10 credits)
LAND SURVEYING I (10 credits)
PRINCIPLES OF GIS (10 credits)
TOPOGRAPHIC MODELLING AND LANDSCAPE MONITORING (10 credits)
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR GES PGT (10 credits)

**Semester 2 – 60 credits**
APPLIED LAND SURVEYING (10 credits)
ENGINEERING SURVEY (10 credits)
GNSS & GEODESY (10 credits)
GEOSPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES AND LAND ADMINISTRATION (10 credits)
HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY (10 credits)
LAND SURVEYING II (10 credits)

**Summer – 60 credits**
GEOMATICS MSC PROJECT (60 credits)

Subjects

  • Earth sciences
  • Geographical information systems
  • Information technology
  • Software engineering
  • Science
  • Information systems

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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-Masters courses.

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Part time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Sep 2023

Cost: £1,139.00 (ex. VAT)

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Full time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Sep 2022

Cost: £10,250.00 (ex. VAT)

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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

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Full time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Jun 2022

Cost: £6,833.00 (ex. VAT)

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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

Course details

Part time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Jun 2023

Cost: £1,139.00 (ex. VAT)

Venue details

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

Course details

Part time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Jun 2022

Cost: £1,139.00 (ex. VAT)

Venue details

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

Course details

Full time

1st Sep 2021 to 1st Jan 2022

Cost: £3,417.00 (ex. VAT)

Venue details

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ