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Sensors and Smart Cities MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Human Geography

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

The recent growth in the desire to `build smart cities requires employees who understand the latest and emerging smart networking technologies including Cloud Computing, Virtual Networking, Data Centre Management, Internet of Things (IoT), 4G/5G Mobile Networks, Mobile App Development, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Data and Network Security, which are creating new opportunities for business, education, research and many other aspects of our daily lives.

Why choose this course?

The expertise that the University of Bedfordshire has in the related areas of smart cities, and the work it has undertaken as part of a world leading smart city project called MK:Smart (mean that you will be at the forefront of developments in this exciting area.

How will I be assessed?

Most units are assessed with examinations and coursework. Details can be found in the individual module specifications. Assessment is carried out according to context and purpose and recognises that you may exhibit different aptitudes in different forms of assessment: - Most of the units require collaborative assessments that ask students to form teams and work on a selected project or research topics. However, students will be assessed individually based on their contributions to the overall work. - Oral presentations are also important assessment method in many units that require student to present the projects developed or researched outlined by the assignment specifications. - There are formal unseen written examinations for two 30 credit units. Individual project that can formed as different ways with conjunctions with their supervisors but has to be suitable to the course scope.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

University information

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. These are: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury You can expect a high quality of teaching at the University of Bedfordshire, since the university was awarded silver in the very first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, a significant achievement. The University is constantly...more