The Smart Cities and Urban Analytics programme from University College London is unique in its focus on the core research challenges that relate to the infrastructure of smart cities.
From their operational functions and planning, through to management and control and optimisations to explore the notion of a city as a laboratory for innovation, the course reflects the change that technologies are making to the operation and our understanding of the city.
The MSc provides portfolios of urban simulation in order to:
- inform future design
- explore and develop technologies around sensing and flows
- develop an understanding of smart systems theory
- develop a skill set in quantitative methods, geographic information science and programming
The course builds on the need for a skill set in programming, spatial data capture and the ability for urban analysis with an understanding of the theory and context to urban systems.
The programme is modular, consisting of a compulsory dissertation, six mandatory taught modules and one optional module.
Teaching and learning
The technical aspects of the programme will be delivered through traditional workshops, lectures and practicals, but we will seek to incorporate novel assessment methods such as blog posts, and shared outputs such as visualisations/maps and web apps.
Assessment is through a variety of written coursework assignments and final dissertation, presentation of researched material and practical investigations, and participation in dedicated skills modules.
Students will graduate with an extremely broad range of new transferable practical skills including computer programming, database management, (big) data mining and web-visualistation, along with an understanding of mathematical and statistical analysis methods, geographic information science, spatial analysis and urban modelling.
All of these skills are developed in parallel with a wider appreciation of the problems and challenges facing contemporary cities and how the latest data and analysis methods can help address them.
- Geographic Information Systems and Science
- Quantitative Methods
- Smart Cities: Context, Policy and Government
- Urban Systems Theory
- Spatial Data Capture, Storage and Analysis
- Urban Simulation
- Introduction to Programming for Spatial Analysts
- Agent Based Modelling for Spatial Systems
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchitecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning View 124 other Masters in Landscape Architecture in United Kingdom
- Normally a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Applicants who do not hold a first degree may, but who have professional or other qualification together with at least three years of appropriate professional experience may also be admitted. In such situations, a special qualifying examination may be set; details can be obtained from the Bartlett's Graduate Faculty Office.
International31200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £8,000
- International: £15,600
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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