University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transport Planning and the Environment

If you are a numerate graduate who wants a smart track to employment in the rapidly expanding field of environmental transport studies, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, the Transport Planning and the Environment course is for you. Learn the cutting edge data collection and analytical skills to translate your passion for improving the air quality of our cities and the wellbeing of your fellow citizens into a reality. 93% of our Masters' graduates find employment in a professional or managerial role, or continue with further studies.* Be taught by researchers who are shaping the national and international environmental transport agenda - members of our team advise European and national governments on emissions control. Study on a course that is designed in collaboration with industry, and covers transport and urban pollution; transport and public health; road safety management; green logistics; traffic network modelling; system dynamics: modelling policy; and global transferability in policy-making. In particular gain: -Inside knowledge of how diverse data sources can be used to improve government policy making -Hands on experience, using state-of-the-art monitoring tools: -Measuring vehicle emissions and evaluating the data -Measuring, analysing and shaping policies to reduce air pollution -Fluency in the design of sophisticated models to design traffic systems and pollution controls to reduce harm to people and the environment. 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 environmental research techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modeling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology. 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 and quantitative subjects. 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: Environmental science and sustainability for transport; principles of transport modelling; transport data collection and analysis; shaping future transport systems; transport and urban pollution; transport integrated project; transport dissertation; analysing transport and society; green logistics; sustainable spatial planning and analysis; public transport planning and management; transport and public health; road safety management; choice modelling and stated preference survey design; global transferability in policy-making; system dynamics (modelling policy); transport investment appraisal; transport in development; traffic management; traffic network modelling; funding for projects.

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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc 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