Centre for Urban Science and Progress London


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Master’s programmes

The study of cities necessarily spans many areas, sociological, cultural, technological, political, and so forth, and the areas of citizens’ lives that data analytics may help to improve are similarly broad, including health and wellbeing, transport, environment, crime, etc. CUSP London addresses this breadth by offering two complementary MSc programmes, each covering the fundamentals of urban informatics, but each with distinct emphases, making them suitable for applicants looking to develop different skills from their degree. The programmes are:

MSc Urban Informatics – hosted at King’s College London

MSc Urban Analytics and Visualisation – hosted at University of Warwick

Common Elements between the Programmes at King’s and Warwick:

Some elements offered are common across the two programmes:

Distinct Emphases

Each programme has a distinct set of emphases in learning strategy and topics covered. This does not mean that one programme excludes the aspects emphasised by the other, just that there is a different focus, allowing applicants to make an informed choice between programmes.

KCL’s MSc Urban Informatics emphasises the following:

UoW’s MSc Urban Analytics and Visualisation emphasises the following:

Please see the main university websites for further information on these programmes: King’s and Warwick

Examples of the Student Projects for MSc Urban Informatics 2019/20

Exciting interim update from a current student: Trust, but verify – working with administrative data

The Next Place Prediction Using Social Networks

Dynamic Evaluation on Violent Crime in London

No Space Like Home: Enriching Evidence Base on Shrinking Homes in London

Exploring associations between patient reported housing problems, information on local housing stock, and mental health

“The teaching and facilities are amazing at King’s but choosing CUSP London is way more than that, I really feel like I’m part of the community that brings together people >who are eager to learn and grow. The way that CUSP London is set up has made it really easy to meet and collaborate with people from partners of CUSP, since there are a variety >of events happening in CUSP such as Data Dive, Coffee Catchup and Guest Seminars. I enjoyed my time at King’s and beyond the urban analytics knowledge and data science skill->set I acquired, I was able to boost a growth mindset which is needed for a career I’m truly passionate about.” – MSc Urban Informatics Student – Zhouyue

Examples of the Student Projects for MSc Urban Informatics 2018/19

Please see our research pages for further details Research