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8040f-20 - Geomatics MPhil, PhD

Geomatics MPhil, PhD

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

Whether focusing on geodesy or geospatial engineering, you'll work with experts to produce research of an international standard.

Find out all you need to know about further study at our Postgraduate open day

Overview

The School of Engineering enjoys an international reputation. We use the latest science to solve problems of global importance. We publish:

  • in leading international journals
  • at conferences
  • in the media
  • through educational outreach programmes

Our research has significant relevance in non-academic settings. We often apply it through consultancy to industry. This includes:

  • the global offshore industry
  • local authorities
  • engineering and surveying companies

We are a key part of the TSB Satellite Applications Catapult North East Centre of Excellence.

For geomatics we have MPhil and PhD supervision in the following areas:

Satellite geodesy

  • GPS and geophysical modelling
  • GPS/GNSS geodesy
  • precise orbit determination of altimetric and geodetic satellites
  • sea level
  • ice sheet mass balance
  • satellite altimetry
  • static and temporal gravity field and reference frame analyses from dedicated satellite missions
  • SAR interferometry
  • geophysical and industrial deformation monitoring
  • geodynamics and geohazards
  • integration of GPS and INS
  • engineering geodesy

Geospatial Engineering

  • geoinformatics and advanced GIS
  • geospatial algorithm development
  • spatial modelling including network modelling, cellular automata and agent based approaches to spatial complexity
  • multimedia cartography and information delivery
  • temporal GIS
  • geospatial data management
  • airborne and satellite remote sensing applied to environmental impact assessment
  • land use, vegetation and pollution monitoring
  • Earth observation of urban systems
  • photogrammetry
  • laser scanning
  • precise non-contact dimensional control

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Qualifications explained

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How you'll learn

Your development

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the SAgE researcher development programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Your future

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All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories. These are equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our:

  • research
  • teaching
  • contract research projects

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Postgraduate Research Administrator
School of Engineering
Email: soe.pgr.civg@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 191 208 6323

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