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f862 - Geographic Information Science BSc

Geographic Information Science BSc Honours

UCAS Code: F862 (3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree focuses on the systems and software for analysing geographic data about the world around us.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
F862

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points

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Opportunities
Professional Accreditation

It is highly ICT-orientated and will appeal to students with an interest in technology, computing, mapping, geography and environmental management.

You learn a range of skills such as programming and data collection, and work with technology such as satellite imagery and informatics.

The degree is very hands-on, with plenty of opportunities to use our state-of-the-art software.

This combination of practical skills and specialist knowledge makes our graduates attractive to employers and we have exceptional employment rates.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

The teaching is done very enthusiastically. The lecturers apply what we are learning to scenarios, which means that we understand how the relevance of what we're learning.

Jess, Geographic Information Science BSc Honours
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

If you have A level Mathematics at grade B or above, you normally take the following module:

If you don't have A level Mathematics, or with A level Mathematics at grade C or below, you normally take the following modules:

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

*Available for students entering Stage 3 in 2017/18 onwards

Optional modules

You take 30 credits (20 credits from 2017/18) of modules normally selected from the following:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Geographic Information Science careers

Geomatics involves using cutting-edge technology that will appeal to those who are looking for an exciting and professional future.

As a geomatics graduate you will not only be highly proficient in a variety of specialised geomatics skills but also have other attributes that are applicable to many other professions. Numeracy, literacy, data handling, communication, computing and research skills will stand you in good stead whatever career you decide to go into.

For graduates who remain in geomatics, indoor and outdoor activities are both essential and you are usually working as part of a team, developing your skills in communicating with other professionals in related disciplines.

You will be highly proficient in data collection, analysis, management and visualisation, as well as having a sound basis in mathematics and science principles.

Other graduates may look outside the sector, and consider a wide range of careers such as computing, management consultancy, finance, teaching or the armed forces.

Our graduates work in a range of organisations, including:

  • specialist land, air and offshore mapping companies
  • central and local government agencies
  • cartographic publishers
  • suppliers of computer-based mapping technology and GIS
  • utility companies
  • civil engineering contractors
  • oil exploration multinationals
  • geophysical consultants

Find out more about the career options for graduates from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.