University of Leeds

MSc Transport Planning


University Road

University of Leeds

Leeds, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Certificate, PhD; MPhil, MSc; MSc Eng; MA

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Transport Planners play a key role in ensuring that transport systems are efficient and equitable. To do so they need to understand the core principles, techniques and concepts that underpin the discipline. Compulsory modules ensure that all students, whatever their background, have a solid foundation including policy, economics, planning, modelling and data analysis. Optional modules then allow for specialisation and expertise in specific areas. The programme is designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds and equips them for a professional career in transport. It engages with a highly applied and practical subject, which is also academically rigorous and challenging. Students learn to: •understand how and why differing transport policies work and the relationship to wider social policy •analyse different perspectives on transport and their underlying assumptions •collect, analyse and present transport data •model the impacts of a range of interventions •assess future transport demand and its impacts •design and implement objective-led strategies. The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) is the largest centre for transport teaching and research in Europe. Our mission is to advance the understanding of global transport and to develop skills in transport professionals, which we do from a unique inter-disciplinary perspective. With a successful track record going back over 40 years, we now have over 60 staff, around 100 Masters students and more than 50 research students. This wealth of experience and critical mass means that ITS is widely respected as a first choice destination for anyone interested in transport. ITS' reputation for excellence is world-wide. We have consistently achieved a high rating in the UK government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), reflecting research of international standing. This high ranking means we can recruit the top students, attract the best staff and invest in world-class facilities. Students are taught by staff who are not only at the forefront of academic research, but also have widespread practical experience in consultancy and as advisers to organisations such as the World Bank, European Commission and national governments. Our Masters courses benefit from this applied expertise and students receive vocational training of the highest standard.


Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK Institute of Highways and Transportation (IHT), UK.

International Student Requirements:

Where English is not the applicant's first language, evidence of competence must be provided, such as a recent test certificate - equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 5100 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 15000 GBP

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