Taught course

Sustainability in Transport

University of Leeds · Institute for Transport Studies

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Entry requirements

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


Course content

This Masters degree will help equip you with the skills needed to solve the grand challenges of sustainable transport. Taught by researchers at the forefront of the industry, you’ll look at how we can respond to the critical need for decarbonisation, along with ways to tackle urban pollution and enable inclusive mobility. The course also examines the relationships between sustainable transport and economic development, liveable cities, social justice and energy scarcity.

Whatever your background, this Masters degree will ignite your imagination and expand your horizons. You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, law graduate, engineering graduate or science graduate. What’s most important is that you thrive on critical thinking and you have a willingness to move outside disciplinary comfort zones.

Course highlights

  • Study a range of modules including shaping future transport systems, environmental science and sustainable transport, environmental policy and governance.

  • Develop the management skills to lead strategic reviews of transport policy.

  • Undertake strategic assessments and reviews of transport and environmental policies.

  • Gain industry-specific skills for access to a fast-expanding employment market.

  • Gain knowledge and skills to effectively run visioning workshops, stakeholder engagement events, strategy meetings, and make persuasive presentations to policy makers.

  • Experience what it’s like to work in the transport industry by collaborating on a multi-disciplinary team project with students from our other degree specialisms.

  • Our courses are shaped by the Institute for Transport Studies’ world-leading research and our close relationships with industry leaders.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)113 343 5353