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 2023 QS World University rankings by subject.

Immerse yourself in the MSc Geographic Data Science programme, tailored for those keen on harnessing quantitative data analysis to explore spatial and geographic issues within the realm of social science. Whether you aspire to contribute to academia or policymaking, possess a background in economics or quantitative social sciences, and seek to enhance your technical prowess in spatial data analysis, this programme is your gateway.

You’ll benefit from:

  1. Interdisciplinary learning: benefit from a blend of courses offered by the Department of Geography and Environment, complemented by options in data science and programming from the Departments of Statistics and Methodology.
  2. In-demand skills: develop expertise in acquiring, managing, visualising, and analysing data – skills highly sought after in today’s data-driven landscape. Explore the world of geographical information systems (GIS) and delve into subjects such as urban economics, economic geography, environmental economics, or planning.
  3. Personal research exploration: culminate your journey with a dissertation, where you’ll investigate a research topic of your choice using data science and GIS methods acquired during the course.
  4. Diverse data science topics: delve into a broad spectrum of data science topics, including programming in R, Python, and Stata, machine learning, visualisation, spatial quantitative analysis, and econometrics. Tailor your choices based on your interests and prior experience.
  5. Impactful research: emphasise the use of these data-driven methods to unearth causality, inform policy, and address pressing questions within human geography, economic geography, planning, environment, and development.

Graduate Destinations

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 hometown or country. We make available million of pounds 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 fifth in the world for the study of social sciences and management (QS World QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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