Taught course


Plymouth University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A good degree in survey, technology or science. Applicants without recent formal qualifications may be acceptable - enquire about your suitability.

Months of entry


Course content

Measuring, describing and depicting the seabed is crucial to the maintenance and development of ports, safe navigation, offshore renewables and the continuing search for hydrocarbons. Yet there is an international shortage of hydrographic surveyors. Seize this opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of the science and technology of hydrography, experiencing the latest methods and equipment involved in exploring and managing the seabed whilst preparing for a career in this growth area.

Accredited by:
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology;
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors;
The Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors;
FIG/IHO Category A.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 required.

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)1752 585858
+44 (0)1752 584540