Again, thanks for the reply. You say that "Surveyors are beginning to use GIS, but GIS alone won't get you an entry-level position". If I can do this GIS course, and still make myself competitive for junior surveying positions, that might be my preference. Do you know what might be good coupled with a GIS masters, that would let me apply for jobs that involve the actual capture of data?
And can you say what finding a GIS job might be like for a graduate with little prior knowledge of computers? I might rethink my preference for surveying work, as that preference is only really based on the appeal of technical work outside an office away from computers and the like.