University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transport Economics

If you are an ambitious numerate graduate, or a practitioner in the field, this Masters will equip you with the analytical skills for a rewarding career supporting transport delivery and policy-making at national, regional and local level. Study transport economics, as well as econometrics and cost-benefit analysis. Develop a suite of economic skills that will help promote economic growth within a regulatory framework that minimises any damaging health and environmental impacts, whilst incentivising the best use of resources. Expand your fluency in: -Economic appraisal - to better understand the complex interface between transport and the wider economy -Micro-economics - to understand pricing techniques, the importance of economic regulation and the valuation of third party costs and benefits -Econometrics - to develop your quantitative models with real world data and test economic theories -Independent research - opening the gateway to a career in transport research in either academia or consultancy. Also experience what it is like to be part of a project team working across disciplinary boundaries within the transport sector. Through this, gain insights into how economics, planning, environmental science, modelling and engineering can work together to design sustainable solutions to global challenges. This industry-inspired approach will enable you to apply your knowledge to real-world issues in the field. Your colleagues will be among the best and brightest from Latin America to the Far East, from Africa to Europe and the UK. Together, you will learn economic research techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and an understanding of human psychology.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of Transport Economics; Shaping Future Transport Systems; Welfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis; Transport Econometrics; Economics of Regulation; Economic Appraisal and Economic Performance; Transport Dissertation; and Transport Integrated Project.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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Institute for Transport Studies
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