Apply to the MSc in Geographic Data Science at LSE – funding opportunities available

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Become part of LSE! Join the Department of Geography and Environment ranked 2nd globally for Geography according to the 2022 QS World University rankings.

The MSc Geographic Data Science programme is aimed at those who wish to develop their skills in the analysis of quantitative data to answer research questions on spatial and geographic social science topics. The programme will suit you if you are interested in research for academic or policy purposes, have a background in economics or other quantitative social science and are interested in developing your technical skills in analysis of spatial data.

Skills in obtaining, managing, visualising and analysing data (data science) are in high demand and the programme combines a training in the application of these methods and the use of geographical information systems (GIS), with the chance to study topics in urban economics, economic geography, environmental economics or planning.

You’ll benefit from:

  • Training in the use of data science methods appropriate for working with geographic data, with an emphasis on answering causal research questions;
  • Studying master’s level courses in economic geography, environmental economics or planning;
  • An opportunity to apply data science skills through an extended dissertation on a geographical topic;
  • Developing a set of transferable skills in independent thought, writing, data analysis, independent research, presentation and debate that are pre-requisites for future careers.

Graduate Destinations

 Graduates from the Department go on to work in students work in:

  • Real Estate, Environment and Energy
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Government, Public Sector and Policy
  • Consultancy
  • Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

Many graduates from this programme go on to do PhD degrees, while others enter a wide variety of employment including consultancy, the public sector and education.

 Find out about the support available to students through LSE Careers and LSE Alumni.

Scholarships and other funding

LSE recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. We make available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for our students with both Home and Overseas fee status through a wide variety of scholarships, such as the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards and Anniversary Scholarships. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

LSE is ranked third in the world for the study of social sciences and management (QS World QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and Non EU applicants

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