Description

This Masters degree will help equip you with the skills needed to solve the grand challenges of sustainable transport. Taught by researchers at the forefront of the industry, you’ll look at how we can respond to the critical need for decarbonisation, along with ways to tackle urban pollution and enable inclusive mobility. The course also examines the relationships between sustainable transport and economic development, liveable cities, social justice and energy scarcity.

Whatever your background, this Masters degree will ignite your imagination and expand your horizons. You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, law graduate, engineering graduate or science graduate. What’s most important is that you thrive on critical thinking and you have a willingness to move outside disciplinary comfort zones.

Study Details:

MSc 12 months full time, 24 months part time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules
Environmental Policy and Governance 15 credits
Environmental Science and Sustainability for Transport 15 credits
Shaping Future Transport Systems 15 credits
Transport Data Collection and Analysis 15 credits
Transport Dissertation 60 credits
Transport Integrated Project 15 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Environmental Economics and Policy 15 credits
Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development 15 credits
Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation 15 credits
Climate Change Mitigation 15 credits
Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics 15 credits
Sustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis 15 credits
Green Logistics 15 credits
Analysing Transport and Society 15 credits
Public Transport Planning and Management 15 credits
System Dynamics: Modelling Policy 15 credits
Traffic Management 15 credits
Global Transferability of Policies, Models and Methods 15 credits
Railway Investment Appraisal 15 credits
Transport Investment Appraisal 15 credits
Transport and Urban Pollution 15 credits
Transport in Development 15 credits
Road Safety Management 15 credits

Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

A degree from the Institute for Transport Studies opens up a range of opportunities to develop a rewarding career. Transport consultancies are the largest employers of our graduates, but other common careers include those in government, academia, regulatory bodies, transport operators, logistics companies, not-for-profit and international agencies.

Our 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.

Examples of alumni job roles include:

  • Renewable Energies Specialist
  • Manager of Innovation and Project Development

Fees

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to) 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.

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