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Geospatial Sciences (Geographic Information Science and Computing) MSc

Geospatial Sciences (Geographic Information Science and Computing) MSc

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Land & Sea Surveying / Cartography Science Information Work / Information Use Geographical Information Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Geospatial Sciences (GIS and Computing) MSc teaches students the theory, tools and techniques for working with geospatial data, from acquisition to processing to analysis. Students have the opportunity to engage and work with academics and industrial partners on cutting-edge research through seminars and a dissertation. This specialist GIS and Computing programme educates students in the theoretical, scientific and practical aspects of geographic information science, with a strong focus on the technical and analytical aspects of the discipline. The pathway covers a range of topics from spatial analysis and geocomputation to programming and app development. Our graduates become GIS professionals rather than simply GIS users.

Careers

Students graduating with a degree in Geospatial Sciences (Geographic Information Science and Computing) will be equipped for a diverse range of roles, including GIS professional/officer, data scientist, geospatial software developer and consultant. Graduates go on to work for a variety of organisations including engineering consultancies, GIS software companies and national mapping agencies. Our students establish strong links with industry through the industrial seminar series and industrial research projects. Additionally, many graduates from our programmes go on to PhD research at UCL or elsewhere.

Employability

Students will gain a range of technical skills in geospatial science that are highly valued by employers, including the use of specialist software for GIS (ArcMap, QGIS, FME, Revit, PostGIS); programming, web and software development (Python, R, Java, Javascript, HTML/CSS, PHP); geospatial data acquisition, processing and management; geospatial data visualisation and analysis.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.

Accreditation

The Geospatial Sciences (GIS and Computing) MSc is accredited by RICS. RICS works in partnership with universities to ensure that their accredited degree courses are relevant to industry. This means that when you study on an accredited degree this will be recognised by employers as the benchmark of quality.

Modules

Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Data Mining - Core
Geospatial Science - Core
Geospatial Programming - Core
Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation - Core
Web and Mobile GIS - Apps and Programming - Core
Spatial Databases and Data Management - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£31,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (such as engineering, architecture, geography, urban planning, mathematics, surveying, marine and earth sciences, computer science) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Normally only candidates with either a first or upper second-class degree will be accepted, although applicants with a lower second-class degree supported by extensive work experience will also be considered.

University information

Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) is a highly prestigious institution, located in the heart of Bloomsbury, London’s academic centre. The university has nurtured countless inspiring minds and 30 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to current or former staff and students. UCL is home to almost 24,000 postgraduate students, with a total student population of 42,000 from over 150 countries worldwide. UCL offers 675 postgraduate...more