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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Geographical Information Systems Land & Sea Surveying / Cartography

Course type


Course Summary

We publish in leading international journals, at conferences, in the media and through educational outreach programmes. Whether focusing on geodesy or geospatial engineering, you will work with experts to produce research of an international standard.

The School of Engineering enjoys an international reputation for using the latest science to solve problems of global importance. Our research has significant relevance in non-academic settings and we regularly apply it through consultancy to industry, from the global offshore industry to local authorities and survey and engineering companies. We are a key part of the TSB Satellite Applications Catapult North East Centre of Excellence.

For geomatics we have supervision in the following areas:

Satellite geodesy

GPS and geophysical modelling
GPS/GNSS geodesy
precise orbit determination of altimetric and geodetic satellites
sea level
ice sheet mass balance
satellite altimetry
static and temporal gravity field and reference frame analyses from dedicated satellite missions
SAR interferometry
geophysical and industrial deformation monitoring
geodynamics and geohazards
integration of GPS and INS
engineering geodesy

Geospatial Engineering

geoinformatics and advanced GIS
geospatial algorithm development
spatial modelling including network modelling, cellular automata and agent based approaches to spatial complexity
multimedia cartography and information delivery
temporal GIS
geospatial data management
airborne and satellite remote sensing applied to environmental impact assessment
land use, vegetation and pollution monitoring
Earth observation of urban systems
laser scanning
precise non-contact dimensional control.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£4,327 - £12,127 per year. The fees stated are for 2019 entry only. We are aligning our 2020 entry tuition fees for students with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline, such as: geomatics surveying mathematics physics earth/environmental science engineering computing/IT physical geography