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About

The Geographic Data Science programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science is aimed at those who wish to develop their skills in the analysis of quantitative data to answer research questions on spatial and geographic social science topics.

Overview

About the programme

The Geographic Data Science programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science will suit you if you are interested in research for academic or policy purposes, have a background in economics or other quantitative social science and are interested in developing your technical skills in analysis of spatial data.

The programme combines courses in the Department of Geography and Environment, with options in data science and programming from the Department of Statistics and Department of Methodology.

Skills in obtaining, managing, visualising and analysing data (data science) are in high demand and the programme combines a training in the application of these methods and the use of geographical information systems (GIS), with the chance to study topics in urban economics, economic geography, environmental economics or planning. The culmination of the programme is a dissertation in which you investigate your own research topic using the data science and GIS methods you have studied on the course.

Data science topics covered include programming (in R, Python and Stata), machine learning, visualisation, spatial quantitative analysis and econometrics (depending on your interests and previous experience). There is an emphasis on the use of these methods to understand causes, inform policy and address critical, policy-relevant questions in human geography, economic geography, planning, environment and development.

This programme will:
  • Train you in the use of data science methods appropriate for working with geographic data, with an emphasis on answering causal research questions;
  • Provide you with the opportunity to study Masters level courses in economic geography, environmental economics or planning;
  • Provide you with an opportunity to apply data science skills through an extended dissertation on a geographical topic;
  • Develop a set of transferable skills in independent thought, writing, data analysis, independent research, presentation and debate that are pre-requisites for future careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Geographical Information Systems
  • Techniques of Spatial Economic Analysis
  • Applied Quantitative Methods
  • Computer Programming
  • The Economics of Urbanisation
  • Local Capacity and Economic Development Polic

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent with background in economics or another quantitative social science, and good analytical, quantitative and technical skills

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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