Taught course

Transport Planning and the Environment

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 related subject such as engineering, environmental science, maths, physics, computing, natural sciences and quantitative subjects.

Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional qualifications 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 skills to address the environmental impacts of transport. From urban pollution, public health and policy-making, to road safety management and traffic network modelling – you’ll gain insights into how a range of disciplines can work together to design sustainable solutions to global challenges.

You’ll learn the techniques behind cutting-edge data collection and analysis that help improve the air quality of our cities and the wellbeing of your fellow citizens. You’ll also study environmental research techniques to help develop transport networks founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology.

Taught by leading researchers with an international reputation (members of our team advise European and national governments on emissions control), this Masters degree has been designed following close consultation with industry to help prepare you for a rewarding career. If you are a numerate graduate interested in this rapidly expanding sector, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, this Masters degree is for you.

Course highlights

  • Learn how diverse data sources can be used to create policies that reduce air traffic pollution and improve government policy making.

  • Gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art monitoring tools to measure vehicle emissions and evaluate data

  • Work with sophisticated models used to design traffic systems and pollution controls that can help reduce harm to people and the environment

  • 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