A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as geography, town planning, earth and environment, architecture, sustainability, logistics, business and management, psychology, social policy, history, politics or public administration. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional qualifications plus experience in the sector will also be considered.
Months of entry
If you are passionate about solving the grand transport challenges of our time – with benefits for climate change, pollution, urban congestion, economic growth, social justice and energy scarcity – then this Masters will inspire and equip you to tackle these issues.
Whatever your background, this course will fire your imagination and expand your horizons.
You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, or law graduate, or perhaps an engineering or science graduate with an interest in environmental and social issues. What’s most important is that you thrive on critical thinking and have a willingness to move outside disciplinary comfort zones. You will:
- Study a range of modules from environmental policy and governance, shaping future transport systems, environmental science and sustainability for transport through to investigating the links between transport and climate change, the environment and economic development.
- Develop the management skills to lead strategic reviews of transport policy.
- Undertake strategic assessments and reviews of transport and environmental policies.
- Be taught by internationally renowned academics from the Institute for Transport Studies and the School of Earth and Environment. Their work is developing sustainable solutions in transport and beyond.
- Gain industry-specific skills for access to a fast expanding employment market.
- Have a choice of modules including gaining leadership skills to effectively chair visioning workshops, stakeholder engagement events, strategy meetings, and make persuasive presentations to policy makers.
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 planning, economics, environmental science, modelling 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 transport issues in the field.
Your colleagues will be among the best and brightest from the UK and across the globe. Together you will develop the strategic vision needed to help you design transport solutions founded on sustainable and equitable principles.
Information for international students
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the ITS admissions team.
Fees and funding
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
Course contact details
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