12 months
29400 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Transport and City Planning programme from University College London (UCL) offers a groundbreaking and critical perspective on transport planning, with an urban and international focus.


The aim of the MSc in Transport and City Planning from University College London (UCL) is to equip students to work effectively as transport and planning practitioners in urban contexts.

It has close links and shared modules with two other Bartlett School of Planning courses: the MSc in Sustainable Urbanism and MSc in Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development.

The programme has an integrative design, providing perspectives from core disciplines without being rooted in any one. 

Students are encouraged to anchor their studies in a core discipline:

  • Urban Transport Planning examines the role and nature of transport planning in the delivery of sustainable cities internationally. It covers everything from the context and rationale for transport to infrastructure and the psychological and sociological dimensions to mobilities.
  • Sustainable Cities introduces some of the key sustainability debates and literature. It considers the tensions and synergies between environmental, social and economic objectives and the theory underpinning city planning.
  • Investing in Major Projects provides a critical review of major infrastructure theory and international practice.


100% of graduates from this programme are in work and/or further study six months after graduating.

The programme is attractive to candidates who wish to work across disciplines, and at the strategic policy development levels, with urban planning, geography, transport planning or engineering graduates, or wider specialists, who see their future work in transport planning as part of the design of sustainable cities. 

Graduate students from The Bartlett School of Planning have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment. 

At present there is a growing demand for our postgraduates from a wide range of both private and public employers, within the transport planning or urban planning professions, or the nexus of strategy development and implementation.


If you hold an RTPI accredited undergraduate degree then successfully completing the MSc in Transport & City Planning (as either a full MSc or a PG Diploma) will make you eligible for membership of the RTPI.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Transport Planning and the City
  • International Case Studies in Transport and City Planning
  • Sustainable Urban Development: Key Themes
  • Sustainable Urban Development: Project
  • Mega Infrastructures as Agents of Change
  • Critical Issues in Mega Infrastructure Investments
  • Public Transport
  • Pillars of Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree or other qualification of equivalent standard in Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering, Transport Planning, or related disciplines; and/or related work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £7,350
  • International: £14,700

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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