Urban informatics is the study of how rich behavioural data from cities and their citizens can be collected, analysed, understood, and communicated through computation. We seek to inform improvements that can increase the wellbeing of city residents, whether by government organisations or industries involved in providing services in cities. Our Urban Informatics MSc equips students with the technical, analytical, and communication skills required to conduct effective urban data analysis, with experience of detailed case study topics and the communication of results to effect change.
- Draws from both natural and social science areas to provide a rounded degree that combines the technical and social aspects of urban informatics.
- Based in the unique Centre for Urban Science and Progress London (CUSP London), with connections to New York University and the University of Warwick.
- Located in central London, with opportunities to interact with government agencies and for grounded case studies using London as a lab to drive effective learning.
- Friendly and supportive learning environment, with students from across the globe.
- Based in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, with links to both Health and Social Science and Public Policy and world-leading teaching and research.
Who should take this course
An Upper Second Class degree in Computer Science (or related disciplines). An Upper Second in a quantitative subject containing a substantial statistical component will be also be considered, or Geography where this includes a geocomputation component.
A Lower Second class degree, or degree in a different quantitative discipline (e.g. Pure Maths, Physics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Psychology) may be permitted if the candidate has subsequent work experience in large-scale data analysis of at least 2 years duration.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits
You are required to take:
- Spatial Data Analysis (15 credits)
- Computer Programming for Data Scientists (15 credits)
- Data Mining (15 credits)
- Statistics for Data Analysis (15 credits)
- Telling Stories with Data (15 credits)
- Network Data Analysis (15 credits)
- Introduction to Urban Analytics (15 credits)
- Urban Informatics Individual Project (60 Credits)
In addition, you are also required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:
- Air Pollution Science and Health (15 credits)
- Big Data in Urban Mental Health (15 credits)
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to- date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
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About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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