Geographic Information Science BSc Honours
UCAS Code: F862 (3 Years)

Graduate destinations for this subject

Find out what 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:

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.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 93.4% of our 2011 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three quarters (78.7%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+ which 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.