The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics receives Royal Geographical Society Accreditation

30 June 2021


MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics, the first taught Master's degree to be launched at CASA (in 2010), has received accreditation from the Royal Geographical Society. The programme has undergone a rigorous external panel evaluation of its curriculum against standards set by the society.

Dr Andy MacLachlan, who is current programme director for the degree, said, 'We are delighted to be awarded Royal Geographical Society accreditation for our MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics. This is testament to the dedication of our academic and professional services staff, both supporting and facilitating effective learning through research and inquiry, especially over the last year of online learning. Similarly our students, who continually seek to not only learn but innovate and apply these methods to challenging research questions, being reflected with multiple MSc Royal Geographical Society research group awards, independent collaborative research leading to employment and ultimately using spatial data to inform decisions. Thank you to all those who make this a welcoming, supportive and leading environment in the pursuit of making cities smarter.'

Congratulations to Andy for his leadership of the course over the past two years, former programme directors Dr Sarah Wise and Dr Adam Dennett, all of our academics who teach on the MSc, and of course to our students and alumni for their fantastic work and deserved successes over the years that have made this accreditation possible.