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
If you are an ambitious social science, engineering or mathematics graduate, the internationally-recognised Transport Planning course will equip you with 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.
This ranges from transport consultancies and operating companies, through to planning departments, international agencies and academic research.
For those already in the profession, this course is seen in the industry as the passport to recognition by professional bodies.
Be taught by academics with an international reputation whose research sets industry standards, on a course that has been designed in close collaboration with industry. This includes policy, travel behaviour, modelling, data analysis, land use planning, and public transport planning and management using research and evidence from around the world.
Use research models and tools developed by our staff that set industry standards around the world.
A degree in Transport Planning will not only provide you with a deeper understanding of these analytical and predictive tools, but also gives you:
- Hands on experience of collecting and evaluating data: the key to good planning
- Expertise in sustainable spatial analysis
- Deep insights into human travel behaviour to ensure plans are successfully implemented.
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 issues in the field.
Your colleagues will be among the best and brightest from Latin America to the Far East, from Africa to Europe and the UK. Together you will learn planning techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable social principles, state-of-the-art modeling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology.
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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