Taught course

Mathematical Modelling for Transport

Institution
University of Leeds · Institute for Transport Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as Mathematics, statistics, or a science/engineering degree with substantial quantitative/mathematical content (e.g. physics, computer science). Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional qualifications plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

Mathematical models are fundamental to how we understand, analyse and design transportation systems, but these models face challenges from the rapidly changing nature of immobility.

Innovative technologies are being harnessed to deliver new approaches to transport services, and huge volumes of date create new opportunities to examine how patterns of movement are evolving.

If you’re a highly numerate graduate with a desire to apply your quantitate skills to the real world, or a practitioner working in the sector, this course will take you to the next level and prepare you for a career as a transport modelling specialist.

Experience a course designed in collaboration with employers, learning skills the industry desperately needs to unlock the full potential of big data.

Learn to think creatively, beyond the standard application of established solutions, and use your technical expertise across multiple scenarios.

Develop and apply mathematical models to analyse and improve the performance of transportation networks and flows:

  • Use mathematical models to represent transport systems and forecast demand
  • Test solutions and strategies using different models
  • Apply optimisation algorithms to traffic networks
  • Develop computer code to enhance and visualise outputs
  • Critically evaluate and adapt existing modelling techniques
  • Write scientific reports for technical and lay audiences
  • Develop research and advanced scholarship skills.

And experience what it is like to be part of a project team working across disciplinary boundaries within the transport sector. Through this, gain insights into how modelling, environmental science, planning, economics and engineering can work together to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges. This industry-inspired approach will enable you to apply your knowledge to real-world issues in the field.

Your colleagues will be among the best and brightest from the UK and across the globe. Together you will learn mathematical modelling skills that can be applied to design smarter transport solutions founded on robust methods.

Information for international students

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the ITS admissions team.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000 full time
International students
£17,750 full time

The Institute, the University of Leeds and other organisations administer a number of scholarships each year for UK, EU and international students.

Read more about specific funding available for Institute for Transport Studies students.

Find out more about help in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government by visiting Postgraduate funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
courses@its.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 5353