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Smart Cities degrees in the UK in 2024

Psychology (First Year Taught at Salford City College) BSc (Hons)

University of Salford United Kingdom

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Birmingham City University United Kingdom

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Smart Cities Degrees in the UK

Study Smart Cities Degrees

The digital collection of data describing human behavior in modern cities is key to the concept of the smart city. Sources of data can include mobile devices, traffic, buildings and any number of intelligent embedded systems connected to the Internet of Things.

This data can be analyzed and subsequently used to improve the essential processes that govern the infrastructure of a city. Data may benefit citizens, businesses and governmental associations. An example application of this concept within a smart city is traffic management, which can be effectively monitored and controlled in a much more efficient manner through the use of technology.

By studying in this field, your modules are likely to cover topics such as:

  • Sustainable energy
  • The Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Process simulation & modeling
  • Cloud computing
  • Communication technologies
  • Robotics
  • Signal processing

Studying Smart Cities at university will equip you to take part in the planning of future urbanized environments, solving issues such as sustainability and contributing to effective governance in the future.

Career paths of graduates in university studies of Smart Cities can include:

  • Data analyst
    Where you skills at analyzing data can help to improve existing processes
  • Policy Advisor
    Where you knowledge of smart technologies can contribute to effective governance
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
    You may wish to exploit your knowledge of smart technologies in a cutting edge company
  • Smart city planning
    Using your skills to contribute to the planning of smart cities of the future
  • Security analyst
    You may wish to focus on network technology skills that help protect digital infrastructure
  • Robotics engineer
    Your degree may involve studying automation and robotics, which can lead to a career in this fast paced industry

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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