Course Type


1 Year




English Requirements

IELTS 6.5/5.5




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
  • Also available as MSc Technology for Sustainable Cities with Advanced Practice
  • 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

Entry Requirements:

Postgraduate Programmes

4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Honours from a high-ranked HEC recognised Universities 54.5% / 2.5 / CB
for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

64.5% / 3.5 / BA for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent

Masters degree

49.5% / 2.0 / CC

Graduate Certificate

4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Honours from a high-ranked HEC recognised Universities 44.5% / 1.5 / DC
Masters degree 39.5% / 1.0 / DD

English Language Req:

IELTS 6.5, with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Fee & Funding:

Tuition fees 2022/23
  • UK/Home students: £10,206
  • International students: £16,500

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £100 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

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