Research led skills are increasingly becoming a key element in shaping our understanding of complex spatial functions. Vast amounts of previously unused data are becoming available either from changes in accessibility, due to the nature of the network and cloud based computing, changing national data policies or more widely as a result of new mass data collection methodologies.

CASA’s network

CASA is supported by many outside agencies such as the Greater London Authority, ESRI, Google and Ordnance Survey. Student projects have included work with Microsoft, The Future Cities Catapult, Guide Dogs for The Blind and Fosters and Partners.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Product Developer, Ordnance Survey (2012)
  • PhD Student, UCL (2013)
  • Software Engineer, BBC (2012)
  • Head of Data, The Children’s Society (2013)


The MRes Spatial Data Science and Visualisation offers a unique skillset in computation mapping, visualisation and spatial research, with recent graduates working at Ordnance Survey and the BBC, as well as a number continuing to PhDs. Through PhD partners, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and substantial outreach, CASA is well-connected to the world outside academia.

Recent Graduates

Although the MRes Spatial Data Science and Visualisation is a new programme, it shares a lot of content with our MRes Spatial Analysis and Visualisation programme which was established in 2011.  To find out what graduates from the MRes Spatial Analysis and Visualisation programme went on to do, please click here.