Taught course

Transport Planning and the Environment

Institution
University of Leeds · Institute for Transport Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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

Overview

If you are a numerate graduate who wants a smart track to employment in a rapidly expanding sector addressing the environmental impacts of transport, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, this Masters is for you.

Learn the cutting edge data collection and analytical skills to translate your passion for improving the air quality of our cities and the wellbeing of your fellow citizens into a reality.

Be taught by researchers who are shaping the national and international environmental transport agenda – members of our team advise European and national governments on emissions control.

Study on a course that is designed in collaboration with industry, and covers transport and urban pollution; transport and public health; road safety management; green logistics; traffic network modelling; system dynamics: modelling policy; and global transferability in policy-making. In particular gain:

  • Inside knowledge of how diverse data sources can be used to improve government policy making
  • Fluency in the design of sophisticated models to design traffic systems and pollution controls to reduce harm to people and the environment
  • Hands on experience, using state-of-the-art monitoring tools:
  • Measuring vehicle emissions and evaluating the data
  • Analysing and shaping policies to reduce air traffic pollution.

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 environmental science, modelling, planning, economics and engineering can work together to design 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 environmental research techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable 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

UK students
£7,000 full time
International students
£17,750 full time

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

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

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