UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Smart Cities and Urban Analytics (RTPI Pathway)

This new programme is unique in its focus on the core challenges facing our increasingly 'smart' cities, from their operational functions and planning through to management and control. The programme reflects the changes that technology is making to the operation of, and our understanding of, the city, and gives students the technical and theoretical skills needed to make a difference to the planning of the cities of today and tomorrow.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2nd Class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates who hold a professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations and approved by the university together with at least 3 years of appropriate professional experience may also be admitted. Please note only applicants who already hold a 1st degree in planning, already approved by the RTPI as the 1st 3 years of a 3+1 programme, will receive full RTPI accreditation on successful completion of this degree.

Course modules

Core modules: geographic information systems and science; quantitative methods; smart cities: context policy and government; urban systems theory; spatial data capture, storage and analysis; urban design: place-making; planning practice.

Assessment methods

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,370 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,180 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 19,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Bartlett Graduate Faculty Clerk
Telephone number: 
020 3108 9018