University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Sustainability in Transport

If you are passionate about solving the grand transport challenges of our time - with benefits for climate change, pollution, urban congestion, economic growth, social justice and energy scarcity - then this Masters will inspire and equip you to tackle these issues. Whatever your background, this course will fire your imagination and expand your horizons. You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, or law graduate, or perhaps an engineering or science graduate with an interest in environmental and social issues. What's most important is that you thrive on critical thinking and have a willingness to move outside disciplinary comfort zones. You will: -Study a range of modules from environmental policy and governance, shaping future transport systems, environmental science and sustainability for transport through to investigating the links between transport and climate change, the environment and economic development. -Develop the management skills to lead strategic reviews of transport policy. -Undertake strategic assessments and reviews of transport and environmental policies. -Be taught by internationally renowned academics from the Institute for Transport Studies and the School of Earth and Environment. Their work is developing sustainable solutions in transport and beyond. -Gain industry-specific skills for access to a fast expanding employment market. -Have a choice of modules including gaining leadership skills to effectively chair visioning workshops, stakeholder engagement events, strategy meetings, and make persuasive presentations to policy makers. 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 planning, economics, environmental science, modelling and engineering can work together to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges. This industry-inspired approach 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 the UK and across the globe. Together you will develop the strategic vision needed to help you design transport solutions founded on sustainable and equitable principles.

Course modules

Modules include: Environmental Policy and Governance; Environmental Science and Sustainability for Transport; Shaping Future Transport Systems; Transport Data Collection and Analysis; Transport Dissertation; and Transport Integrated Project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is equally 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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