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 a rapidly expanding sector addressing the environmental impacts of transport, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, this Masters 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. 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 -Fluency in the design of sophisticated models to design traffic systems and pollution controls to reduce harm to people and the environment -Hands on experience, using state-of-the-art monitoring tools: --Measuring vehicle emissions and evaluating the data --Analysing and shaping policies to reduce air traffic pollution. 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 environmental science, modelling, planning, economics 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 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.

Course modules

Modules include: Environmental Science and Sustainability for Transport; Shaping Future Transport Systems; Principles of Transport Modelling; Transport Data Collection and Analysis; Transport and Urban Pollution; Transport Integrated Project; and Transport Dissertation.

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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