M.Sc. Landscape Monitoring & Mapping

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR17633 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
This Masters in Landscape Monitoring & Mapping will give you knowledge and experience of the technical methods of land surveying and geospatial information handling to capture and process data to monitor change in the physical landscape. It provides an ideal introduction to surveying, mapping and GIS for environmental and geo scientists.

Description of Landscape Monitoring & Mapping

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You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, field, project and team work and study trips in the UK.

Core courses

  • Fundamentals of geomatics
  • Land survey principles and applications
  • Topographic mapping
  • Principles of GIS
  • Rates of landscape change
  • Processing landscape change
  • Statistical mapping techniques
  • Geodesy and GNSS
  • Radar interferometry and deformation mapping and photogrammetry
  • Research and professional issues
  • Topics in geomatics
  • MSc project.

Optional courses

  • Terrestrial laser scanning
  • Application development in GIS
  • Applied GIS.

Career opportunities include environmental consultancy with engineering or environmental companies, government agencies or local authorities; research in physical geography or environmental science; land surveying.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 17633 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 5290 Year (EEA)

http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/fees/

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, field, project and team work and study trips in the UK.

Core courses

  • Fundamentals of geomatics
  • Land survey principles and applications
  • Topographic mapping
  • Principles of GIS
  • Rates of landscape change
  • Processing landscape change
  • Statistical mapping techniques
  • Geodesy and GNSS
  • Radar interferometry and deformation mapping and photogrammetry
  • Research and professional issues
  • Topics in geomatics
  • MSc project.

Optional courses

  • Terrestrial laser scanning
  • Application development in GIS
  • Applied GIS.

Requirements for Landscape Monitoring & Mapping

Normally an Honours degree in a relevant field, such as geography, civil engineering or Earth/environmental sciences. Those employed by appropriate agencies with practical experience, but with lower qualifications, 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 foundation courses.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): Bminimum
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): Cminimum
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Work Experience for Landscape Monitoring & Mapping

No work experience is required.

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