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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Geographical Information Systems Land & Sea Surveying / Cartography

Course type


Course Summary

Ranked 2nd in the UK by Research Fortnight, our geomatics research is ground breaking. 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 MPhil and PhD supervision in the following areas: Satellite geodesy and Geospatial Engineering. Satellite geodesy - GPS and geophysical modeling; 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 and 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; Photogrammetry; laser scanning and precise non-contact dimensional control.

Our programme will help you to: complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development; use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan; identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs and gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees: £4,327 - £12,127

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees: £22,710 - £30,510

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline, such as: Geomatics; surveying; mathematics; physics; earth/environmental science; engineering; computing/IT or physical geography.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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