Taught course

Transport Planning

Institution
University of Leeds · Institute for Transport Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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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 experience plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge and planning techniques to help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable social principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology. You’ll also develop the tools to help address global challenges such as climate change mitigation and reduction through the development of safe and efficient city transport networks and mass public transport.

Taught by researchers with an international reputation, this Masters degree has been designed following close consultation with industry to help prepare you for a rewarding career. You’ll learn about policy, travel behaviour, modelling, data analysis, land use planning, and public transport planning and management using research and evidence from around the world. The course also addresses the multi-disciplinary nature of transport – enabling you to make effective decisions for clients, employers and society.

Course highlights

  • Develop deep insights into human travel behaviour to ensure transport plans are successfully implemented.

  • Learn to use industry-standard models and tools – such as AIMSUN, SATURN, PLUTO, DRACULA, MARS and KonSULT.

  • A wide choice of modules allow you to specialise in your career interests – such as road safety, traffic network modelling, public transport planning, traffic management and more.

  • Hands-on experience of collecting and evaluating data: the key to good transport planning.

  • 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

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