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Geomatics, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The School of Engineering enjoys an international reputation for using the latest science to solve problems of global importance. The research has significant relevance in non-academic settings and we regularly apply it through consultancy to industry, from the global offshore industry to local authorities and survey and engineering companies. We are a key part of the TSB Satellite Applications Catapult North East Centre of Excellence.

For the Geomatics programme from Newcastle University they have 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      minimum 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      minimum 24 months 
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The programme will help you to:

  • complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development
  • use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan
  • identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs
  • gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline, such as:
  • geomatics
  • surveying
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • earth/environmental science
  • engineering
  • computing/IT
  • physical geography

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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