h271- Mapping and Geospatial Data Science with Yea

Mapping and Geospatial Data Science with Year in Industry MSci Honours

UCAS Code: H271 (full time: 5 Years)

Course Overview

This five-year version of our Mapping and Geospatial Data Science degree includes a year in industry, providing you with technical and transferable skills in the surveying sector.

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
MSci Honours

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Course Duration
5 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Levels: ABB
IB: 34 points

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This degree equips you with practical skills and knowledge in measuring, mapping, recording and managing information. You apply this knowledge to a range of areas, from urban and rural to coastal and the open sea.

You’ll gain in-depth understanding of a range of topics, spanning:

  • engineering surveying
  • geodesy
  • photogrammetry
  • cartography
  • GIS
  • hydrographic survey and computing

You benefit from a combination of field trips, project work and industry visits. This ensures you graduate with the technical skills required to succeed in the surveying sector.

Between Stages 2 and 3 you take a paid year in industry. While gaining first-hand experience of the surveying sector, you also develop your practical skills.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

If you have A level Mathematics at grade B or above, you will take:

If you don’t have A level Mathematics, or if you have A level Mathematics at grade C or below, you will take:

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

You also take one of the following compulsory modules:

Year in Industry

Between Stages 2 and 3, you spend a year in industry on an approved placement. This is subject to successful completion of Stage 2 and an overall pass threshold of 50% at the end of Stage 1.

You take the following compulsory module:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

If you took CEG2705 and CEG2710 at Stage 2, you take the following compulsory module:

If you took CSC2513 at Stage 2, you take the following compulsory modules:

Optional modules

If you took CEG2705 and CEG2710 at Stage 2, you choose 30 credits of optional modules from the following list:

Stage 4

Compulsory modules


Optional modules

You choose 40 credits of optional modules from the following list:

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

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

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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.

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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