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MSc Technology for Sustainable Cities with Advanced Practice

MSc Technology for Sustainable Cities with Advanced Practice

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Full time


16 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Geography Urban Studies Sustainability Technology

Course type


Course Summary


The UN estimates that by 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas; an extra 2.5 billion people on today’s number. This rapid urbanisation is occurring at a time of global targets for reduced emissions. Cities are also estimated to be responsible for 80% of CO2 emissions. The challenge for today’s governments, urban planners, technical specialists and architects then, is how to support the sustainable development of our cities that reduce emissions and maximise efficiency whilst providing the basis for a culturally rich and exciting space to live.

Our MSc Technology in Sustainable Cities offers a multidisciplinary approach to planning sustainable urban solutions, developing computing expertise with urban planning technologies to prepare students for exciting careers applying technologies to more sustainable urban living.

Key facts

  • You will work in QGIS or a similar cross-platform to view, edit and analyse spatial data and will be introduced to C++ or Python to create plugins
  • You will develop a career plan and reflective log considering how your learning from the programme can accelerate the achievement of this plan
  • Design an IoT solution for a sustainable smart city as part of your assessment
  • This programme has been designed to meet the accreditation criteria of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional
  • Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for the QA Professional Pathways programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills with one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
  • The Advanced Practice includes an Internship or Group Consultancy Project, enhancing your employability with all-important work experience

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent in any subject