M.Sc. On Campus

Smart Cities

University College London (UCL)

12 months
31200 GBP/year
16000 GBP/year
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The MSc programme in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics offered at the University College London (UCL) looks to take advantage of data and technological innovations to tackle some of the fundamental problems facing the urbanised world.

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The Smart Cities programme offered at the University College London (UCL) 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.

About the course

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. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Urban Systems Theory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Industry sponsored project
  • Spatial Data Capture, Storage and Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems and Science
  • Smart Cities: Context, Policy and Government
  • Urban Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £8,000
  • International: £15,600

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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