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Sustainability in Transport, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, or law graduate, or 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 including shaping future transport systems, environmental science and sustainable transport, environmental policy and governance.
  • 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.

You will 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 practical approach will enable you to apply your knowledge to real-world issues in sustainable mobility and transport systems.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by IEMA. IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. 

Programme Structure

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Sustainability in Transport MSc Full Time in the course catalogue

Compulsory Modules

  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability for Transport
  • Shaping Future Transport Systems
  • Transport Data Collection and Analysis
  • Transport Dissertation
  • Transport Integrated Project

Optional Modules (selection of typical options)

  • Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development
  • Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics
  • Sustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis
  • Green Logistics
  • Analysing Transport and Society
  • Public Transport Planning and Management
  • System Dynamics: Modelling Policy
  • Traffic Management
  • Transport and Public Health

            Detailed Programme Facts

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            • 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

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score:

              92

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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).

            General Requirements

            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 qualifications plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

            For more information, please visit programme website.

            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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