A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as engineering, environmental science, maths, physics, computing, natural sciences or a quantitative subject. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional qualifications plus experience in the sector will also be considered.
Months of entry
If you are an ambitious engineering graduate – from a civil, mechanical, computing or electronic engineering background – this course is a smart route to a career in the expanding field of transport consultancy and public policy.
Learn to develop solutions to engineering problems that fit the broader aims of transport and planning policy, from academics with an international reputation whose research sets industry standards. This includes studying the principles of transport engineering and data collection and analysis. Other options include:
- Traffic management
- Road geometry and infrastructure
- System dynamics
- Road safety management
- Public transport planning.
- Develop an early understanding of four-stage modelling before gaining hands-on experience of SATURN and other Leeds-built models so that you become fluent in their use in live environments.
Deepen your knowledge of:
- Engineering design principles
- Integrated transport networks - road, rail, and aviation
- Refining models to fit local contexts.
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 engineering, planning, economics, environmental science and modelling 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 engineering techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on fundamental principles, robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and an understanding of human psychology.
This course provides you with a clear pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification and is accredited by the major professional bodies in the transport sector, including Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT).
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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