Bristol, University of the West of England
The course is run by UWE's Centre for Transport and Society, where all the teaching staff are engaged in research, consultancy, and often advise national and local government; Bristol, the home of Brunel, is an exciting place to study transport and engineering; it is a city with some serious transport problems and big plans to tackle them, including a controversial bus rapid transit network, the country's first Cycling City and an experimental closure of the city centre to motor traffic on Sundays; UWE has close links with the local authorities in the area and was commissioned to evaluate Bristol's Local Sustainable Transport Fund project; the course is international in outlook, although it will also teach students about the context and framework of transport in the UK.
We normally require a 1st degree of 2.2 Honours or above from any academic background including arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology. We welcome those without a 1st degree but with other professional qualifications, or who have substantial relevant experience in the transport-related professions.
Both pathways will study the essential skills for transport planning; half of the modules will be shared and the other half will specialise in either transport engineering or spatial planning and its links to transport; the shared modules will cover: Transport economics and appraisal; travel demand analysis; transport policy and finance; changing travel behaviour; dissertation, including research training and an optional work placement. The transport engineering and planning pathway will cover these 4 15 credit modules combine the acquisition of general transport engineering skills with 2 areas of specialism. The transport planning pathway will cover: Plan making; implementation and design quality; these 2 30 credit modules will study transport planning in its spatial context. Plan making will incorporate a European field trip as described by 1 of our past students. Implementation and design quality will be a project based module, where you will work with spatial planning students on a masterplan for a new development.
Assessment is mainly through coursework and presentations, with examinations in some subjects where appropriate.
In the past students have been supported by Brian Large Bursaries, worth and Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 26,000 per Whole course (home fees)||12 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 11,750 per Whole course (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 11,750 per Whole course (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,750 per Whole course (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 517 per Credit module (home fees)||28 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees)||28 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 517 per Credit module (home fees)||28 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees)||28 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 517 per Credit module (home fees)||28 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 979 per Credit module (overseas fees)||28 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Frenchay Campus||Bristol||BS16 1QY||South West|
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