The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics

The MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics looks to take advantage of data and technological innovations to tackle some of the fundamental problems facing the urbanised world.

The programme 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.

Why choose The Bartlett?

We are:

  • Located within the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities
  • Based in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of whom are partners
  • Host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skills

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 programing

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.

More information

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  • Find out more about the course's content, structure, and the staff teaching on the course
  • Use the programme overview page for core information, including how to apply
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