The Geospatial Sciences (Hydrographic Surveying) MSc provides students with the theory, tools and techniques for working with geospatial data in the marine environment, from acquisition to processing and analysis. Students have the opportunity to engage and work with academics and industrial partners on cutting-edge research through seminars and a dissertation.

The programme educates students in the marine geospatial sciences, equipping them for careers in this rapidly developing subject. Students will gain broad knowledge of the means of acquiring, processing, and analysing spatial data in the marine context –including using modern vessel-based acoustic techniques, satellite positioning and autonomous survey vessels. Students who successfully complete the programme will be CAT A hydrographic surveyors, the highest certification in the field internationally.

UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting multidisciplinary department with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated in the heart of London. This dynamic MSc programme is a further development of the department's history of teaching hydrographic surveying.

Students studying Geospatial Sciences (Hydrographic Surveying) MSc will benefit from the department's excellent research and industry links, including attending our industrial and research seminars, and carrying out a research project with one of our many industrial partners.

The programme is run as a partnership with the Port of London Authority, including the use of their fully-equipped survey vessels and tuition from their experienced surveyors. Students also have the opportunity to study nautical science and basic seamanship, equipping them for careers as hydrographic surveyors as soon as they graduate.