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Masters degrees in Topography equip postgraduates with the skills to map, survey and model surface features of the Earth.
Related subjects include Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography, Geology or Environmental Science.
Courses in Topography and Geographical Mapping are often interdisciplinary in nature, combining methods from disciplines such as Physical Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and sometimes Anthropology. Training build your understanding of the natural and artificial features which have formed on the Earth’s surface, over certain geographical areas and across periods of time.
For example, you might analyse how tectonic shifts affect processes such as glacial movements and the growth of mountain ranges. Or, you might explore how mining has impacted rural and urbanised areas in the industrial ages.
Practical training typically includes geovisualisation methods such as cartography to represent terrain through contour lines, hypsometric tints, and relief shading. It may also include field training in remote sensing and GIS (geographic information systems) processes.
Careers may include roles in industries such as urban planning, environmental conservation, or even military and intelligence services.
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Offered in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), this new programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of the modern city from historical perspectives and through comparative experience of two of the great urban laboratories of the Western world, Paris and London. Read more
Surveying roles encompasses all activities concerned with measuring and recording information about the world that surrounds us. A surveyor can work in many different environments for a variety of reasons; building, residential, commercial, environmental and quantity. Read more
This MSc in Geospatial & Mapping Sciences focuses on understanding the theory and practice of geospatial data collection and management. Read more
The MSc in Architecture and Sustainable Environment (MASE) is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics world-wide with an interest in sustainability in the built environment, including architects, engineers, geographers, surveyors, historians and urban designers. Read more
This Masters in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography focuses on understanding and managing the locational data required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with visualisation and map production in a GIS environment. Read more
This innovative, interdisciplinary programme combines the areas of remote sensing and spatial analysis to provide a broad overview of the subject, with scope for specialisation. Read more
We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Physical Geography. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. Read more