UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £22,180  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,370  Academic year. First year home fees