Research course

Intelligent Transport Systems

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.


Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The aim of the Intelligent Transport Systems project is to stimulate research on the smart transport solutions of the future. We focus on the development of intelligent vehicle and traffic systems.

We have two main reasons for doing this research:

  1. to develop safer and more environmentally sustainable transport systems; and
  2. to develop new technology for autonomous vehicles.

Department specialisms

1. To develop safer and more environmentally sustainable transport systems, and 2. To develop new technology for autonomous vehicles

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Neil Fellows
+44 (0) 1865 483503