This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to address the environmental impacts of transport. From urban pollution, public health and policy-making, to road safety management and traffic network modelling – you’ll gain insights into how a range of disciplines can work together to design sustainable solutions to global challenges.

You’ll learn the techniques behind cutting-edge data collection and analysis that help improve the air quality of our cities and the wellbeing of your fellow citizens. You’ll also study environmental research techniques to help develop transport networks founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modelling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology.

Taught by leading researchers with an international reputation (members of our team advise European and national governments on emissions control), this Masters degree has been designed following close consultation with industry to help prepare you for a rewarding career. If you are a numerate graduate interested in this rapidly expanding sector, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, this Masters degree is for you.

Study Details:

MSc 12 months full time, 24 months part time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules
Environmental Science and Sustainability for Transport 15 credits
Shaping Future Transport Systems 15 credits
Principles of Transport Modelling 15 credits
Transport Data Collection and Analysis 15 credits
Transport and Urban Pollution 15 credits
Transport Dissertation 60 credits
Transport Integrated Project 15 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
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
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 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:

  • Transportation Planning Analyst
  • Graduate Transport Planner
  • Senior Project Associate


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 and quantitative subjects.

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

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