University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has offered dedicated degrees in geomatics/geospatial science since 1963, with surveying and mapping taught as part of the Geography curriculum since 1909.

Today, Glasgow offers a number of accredited postgraduate programmes across the field of geospatial science. The programmes include courses in Land and Hydrographic Surveying, GIS, Cartography, GNSS, Remote Sensing and Management. Programmes are offered at both MSc or PgDip/PgCert level and most can be taken part time. There are also opportunities to complete an MSc which includes a paid 6 month work placement in the surveying sector. We offer a potential route into attaining a postgraduate qualification for those with years of relevant geospatial experience but no first degree – each case is considered individually.

Taught postgraduate programme details can be found at:

Research staff that teach on the geospatial science programmes are members of the Earth Systems Research group in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. This interdisciplinary research group aims to develop an integrated understanding of the evolution of the Earth system whilst exploring and exploiting links to environmental engineering, biotechnology and planetary science. The group collaborates very closely in this mission with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).

Members of the group offer postgraduate research opportunities through MSc by Research and PhD degrees.  Candidates interested in postgraduate research are invited to contact a member of staff to develop a research proposal and to review available opportunities at:

Information on fees and funding for postgraduate research degrees is available at:


School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ


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William Kelly – Lecturer in Geomatics