This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge and planning techniques to help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable social principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology. You’ll also develop the tools to help address global challenges such as climate change mitigation and reduction through the development of safe and efficient city transport networks and mass public transport.

Taught by researchers with an international reputation, this Masters degree has been designed following close consultation with industry to help prepare you for a rewarding career. You’ll learn about policy, travel behaviour, modelling, data analysis, land use planning, and public transport planning and management using research and evidence from around the world. The course also addresses the multi-disciplinary nature of transport – enabling you to make effective decisions for clients, employers and society.

Study Details:

MSc 12 months full time, 24 months part time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules
Understanding Travel Behaviour 15 credits
Shaping Future Transport Systems 15 credits
Principles of Transport Modelling 15 credits
Transport Data Collection and Analysis 15 credits
Sustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis 15 credits
Transport Dissertation 60 credits
Transport Integrated Project 15 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
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
Choice Modelling and Stated Preference Survey Design 15 credits
Traffic Network Modelling 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:

  • Transport Planning Consultant
  • Senior Transport Planner
  • Timetable Integrator
  • Policy Analyst/Modeller


Fees are listed on our website

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 experience plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

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