If you’re an ambitious engineering graduate – from a civil, mechanical, computing or electronic engineering background – this course is a smart route to a career in the expanding field of transport consultancy and public policy.

This Masters degree will teach you engineering techniques to develop transport networks that are founded on fundamental principles, robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and an understanding of human psychology.

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. It also addresses the multi-disciplinary nature of transport – enabling you to make effective decisions for clients, employers and society.

Study Details:

MSc (Eng) 12 months full time, 24 months part time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules
Shaping Future Transport Systems 15 credits
Principles of Transport Modelling 15 credits
Transport Data Collection and Analysis 15 credits
Principles of Transport Engineering 15 credits
Transport Dissertation 60 credits
Transport Integrated Project 15 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Public Transport Planning and Management 15 credits
System Dynamics: Modelling Policy 15 credits
Traffic Management 15 credits
Road Geometry and Infrastructure 15 credits
Traffic Network Modelling 15 credits
Railway Signalling and Control 15 credits
Road Safety Management 15 credits
Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements 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 and Infrastructure Planning Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Senior Transport Planner


Fees are listed on our website

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as (but not limited to) engineering, environmental science, maths, physics, computing, natural sciences or a quantitative subject.

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

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