University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transport Economics

This programme, designed for students with a background in economics, will enable you to use economics to first understand and then address transport issues. You�ll deepen your understanding of economic methodologies and explore how they can be applied to the transport sector. Using methodologies from welfare economics and cost-benefit analysis to regulatory economics and econometric analysis, you�ll examine key policy questions such as: How does the level of taxation affect people�s choice of transport? Which forms of transport regulation have been successful? What role should the state play in owning and operating public transport? Should users pay directly for their personal contribution to environmental damage? The only course of its type in the UK, this programme allows you to work with leading researchers in world-class facilities to develop a unique skill set.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2.1 (Hons) in economics (single or joint Honours). Graduates from other disciplines with professional qualifications and experience in the sector will also be considered. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: principles of transport economics; welfare economics and cost-benefit analysis; transport econometrics; shaping future transport systems; economics of regulation; economic appraisal and economic performance; transport integrated project; transport dissertation; funding for projects; green logistics; public transport planning and management; choice modelling and stated preference survey design; preference survey design, system dynamics: modelling policy; transport in development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is equally varied and can include coursework essays, case-study reports, group assignments, posters, presentations and exams.

Sponsorship information

ITS and the University of Leeds administer a number of scholarships each year for UK, EU and international students. These range from partial tuition fee awards to full maintenance grants. Scholarship competitions include: ITS, Brian Large Fund, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, Tetley and Lupton, Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, University of Leeds Full-Fee Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Admissions Team
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0113 343 5325