The Bartlett School of Planning


MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (RTPI Pathway)

Using emerging technological innovations in cities to tackle some of the fundamental problems facing the urbanised world.

About the course

The MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (RTPI Pathway) is a collaborative degree shared between the Bartlett’s School of Planning and Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).

The modules draw on well-established scientific methods and the latest in urban analytic techniques to explore new, massive datasets. They simulate the function of cities so that with greater understanding, we can improve environments for all citizens.

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The MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (RTPI Pathway) has specialist accreditation by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as the final-year of study in a 3+1 integrated route.

Students who complete this 4-year route are eligible for RTPI membership, typically after a 2-year period of work experience following their degree.

Why choose The Bartlett?

We offer:

  • a varied learning programme including lecture courses, practical workshops, discussion seminars
  • leading practitioners in the fields of planning and spatial analysis and data science
  • opportunities to acquire important computer programming, spatial data analysis and digital visualisation skills
  • a critical approach to the theories and debates underpinning the challenges affecting contemporary cities

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For more information about MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics, visit The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis programme page.