Geospatial Sciences MSc

Course Introduction

The MSc Geospatial Sciences 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. The programme educates students in the geospatial sciences, equipping them for careers in this rapidly developing subject. Students will gain broad knowledge of the means of acquiring, processing, and analysing spatial data. Through optional modules, students can study aspects of the subject in more depth ? whether focusing on the environment (built, marine, terrestrial), the means of data acquisition or on the computational and analytical processes.

This is an energetic and exciting multidisciplinary department with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated in the heart of London. This exciting new MSc programme consolidates the department?s expertise in the geospatial sciences into a single degree, giving students a broad knowledge of the topic. Students studying the MSc in Geospatial Sciences will benefit from the department?s excellent research and industry links, including attending our industrial and research seminar series, and carrying out a research project with one of our many industrial partners. The Geospatial Sciences 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. Students graduating with a degree in Geospatial Sciences will be equipped for a diverse range of roles, including GIS/BIM professional/officer, data scientist, geospatial software developer, and consultant. 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.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £26,660 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,750 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £13,340 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,375 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.