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Transport Planning, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

* Visit the Institute for Transport Studies at our Open Day on 4th May - book your place at its.leeds.ac.uk *

For those already in the profession, this course is seen in the industry as the passport to recognition by professional bodies.

Be taught by academics with an international reputation whose research sets industry standards, on a course that has been designed in close collaboration with industry. This includes policy, travel behaviour, modelling, data analysis, land use planning, and public transport planning and management using research and evidence from around the world.

Use research models and tools developed by our staff that set industry standards around the world.

A degree in Transport Planning from University of Leeds will not only provide you with a deeper understanding of these analytical and predictive tools, but also gives you:

  • Hands on experience of collecting and evaluating data: the key to good planning
  • Expertise in sustainable spatial analysis
  • Deep insights into human travel behaviour to ensure plans are successfully implemented.

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 issues in the field.

ITS graduates work across the private and public sectors. Many work abroad, whether for UK companies with overseas offices, for international organisations or for national governments.

Accreditation

The Transport Planning course at  University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds is recognised by the major professional bodies in the transport sector. It fulfills the educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Understanding Travel Behaviour 
  • Shaping Future Transport Systems 
  • Principles of Transport Modelling 
  • Transport Data Collection and Analysis 
  • Sustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis
  • Transport Dissertation 
  • Transport Integrated Project
For more information, please visit programme website.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Duration description
                12 months full time, 24 months part time
            • Credits
              180 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              92

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            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

              176

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Upper Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            Entry requirements

            A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as geography, town planning, earth and environment, architecture, sustainability, logistics, business and management, psychology, social policy, history, politics or public administration.

            Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

            We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. 

            Tuition Fee

            Living costs for Leeds

            • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            Scholarships and financial support

            The Institute for Transport Studies offers a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

            For more information, please visit programme website.

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