Taught course

Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction

University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied. Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered.

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 will be considered for candidates with at least one year’s relevant experience.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Transport is one of the largest industries in the world, facilitating the movement of everything from people to food, fuel and other essential/non-essential goods we now rely on in society. Without a cohesive transport infrastructure, economies would collapse, which means the demand for qualified specialists who have the acumen in this field is at an all-time high.

Studying our Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc will give you a holistic view of the design, construction and maintenance of land transport infrastructure, regarded by the construction industry as a key asset in the engineers they need to recruit.

You’ll develop a sophisticated understanding of techniques at the forefront of transport infrastructure, whilst exploring the latest technological developments, advanced materials and what the future holds for monitoring and repairing infrastructure.

The specialist knowledge and extensive skill set you’ll build throughout the course will give you the expertise sought after by key employers in industry, with career opportunities spanning from project managing and planning to engineering and design.

Why study at Leeds:

  • Our globally-renowned research conducted right here in our School feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking in relevant areas like transport investment, railway track design and infrastructure resilience.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in critical areas sought after in industry such as transport infrastructure strategy, bridge engineering, construction technology and railway track infrastructure design.
  • Tailor the course to suit your interests with our selection of optional modules that’ll expand your knowledge into different areas like geotechnical engineering and concrete design.
  • Conduct your own individual research project as part of your course and gain industry experience in researching and delivering a project that focuses on a real-world problem and explores your specific interests and career ambitions.
  • Access specialist facilities including a design studio and laboratory space for structures, materials, public health engineering, building services and geotechnics.
  • Experience excellent practical and theoretical teaching delivered by a programme team with a wealth of expertise and industrial experience across many relevant areas, and who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research as part of the Materials and Structures research group.
  • Master the most up-to-date practices and techniques recognised in industry on a course that has been directly informed and advised by the Industrial Advisory Committee and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 2262