Taught course

Transport Planning

UWE Bristol · Department of Geography and Environmental Management

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Transport touches everyone's lives. Transport planning is all about finding out how to reconcile today's needs for movement and development with protection and improvement of natural and urban environments. This course provides the necessary academic background to begin or enhance your career in transport planning.

MSc Transport Planningdraws on our strong links with employers, and offers the potential for a summer work placement linked to your dissertation.

All of our teaching staff are engaged in research and consultancy, and often advise national and local government.

Cutting edge research on the doorstep

Bristol is the home of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and an exciting place to study transport. The city has some interesting and complex transport problems, and plans to tackle them include a bus rapid transit network, continuing developments to cycling networks as the country's first Cycling City, and experimental closures of the city centre to motor traffic. We have close links with local authorities in the area, and have been commissioned to evaluate Bristol's Local Sustainable Transport Fund project.

Why do most Park and Ride schemes cause an increase in overall traffic? Why do people living in high-density housing make fewer journeys than people in suburbs, yet cause more traffic congestion? Does an increase in traffic inevitably equal increased collision and injury rates? These are just some of the questions posed by researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol in a series of short films, 'Surprising Things You Never Knew About Transport', which challenge beliefs among policymakers and the general public.

The MSc Transport Planning course is international in outlook, although it will also teach students about the context and framework of transport in the UK. It has attracted students from a wide range of countries, and from employers around the region.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study.

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

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

Course contact details

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