University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transport Planning and Engineering

If you are an ambitious engineering graduate - from a civil, mechanical, computing or electronic engineering background - our Transport Planning and Engineering Masters is the smart route to a career in the expanding field of transport consultancy and public policy. 93% of our Masters' graduates find employment in a professional or managerial role, or continue with further studies.* Learn from academics with an international reputation whose research sets industry standards, on a course that is designed in close collaboration with industry. This includes studying the principles of transport engineering and data collection and analysis. Other options include: -Traffic management -Road geometry and infrastructure -System dynamics -Road safety management -Public transport planning. -Develop an early understanding of four-stage modelling before gaining hands-on experience of SATURN and other Leeds-built models so that you become fluent in their use in live environments. Deepen your knowledge of: -Engineering design principles -Integrated transport networks - road, rail, and aviation -Refining models to fit local contexts. And experience what it is like to be part of a project team working across numerous subject boundaries relevant to the transport sector. Through this, gain insights into how transport planning, social science, economics, environmental science, modelling and engineering can work together to design transport solutions to global challenges. This industry-inspired initiative will enable you to apply your knowledge to real world transport 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 engineering techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on fundamental principles, robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and an understanding of human psychology. This course provides you with a clear pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification and is accredited by the major professional bodies in the transport sector, including Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT). You can also study this programme as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) qualification full or part-time - this means you'll study the same content as the MSc but you won't complete a dissertation. *Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2014.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) in a related subject such as engineering, environmental science, maths, physics, computing, natural sciences or a quantitative subject. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional qualifications plus experience in the sector will also be considered. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of transport engineering; principles of transport modelling; shaping future transport systems; transport data collection and analysis; transport integrated project; transport dissertation; traffic management; deterioration and maintenance of pavements; public transport planning and management; road geometry and infrastructure; road safety management; system dynamics (modelling policy); traffic network modelling.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Institute for Transport Studies
Telephone number: 
0113 343 5325