The MSc Transport Planning 180 credits (including postgraduate diploma 120 credits and postgraduate certificate 60 credits) will provide you with both the theoretical grounding and practical skills that you’ll need to satisfy the requirements of employers both now and in the future.

Driven by the demand for the delivery of zero carbon interventions, poor air quality and wider social exclusion problems, there is an increasing demand for highly skilled and multi-disciplined professionals within transport planning.

The climate change imperative has shaken central and local government. It has caused authorities to declare climate emergencies and seek practical solutions to these new and important challenges.

Many have introduced transport policies and invested significant funding for transport programmes. They’re also rethinking how transport is delivered to include projects focussed specifically on achieving zero carbon and intelligent transport networks.

So, whether you have an interest in transport planning, or if you’re a professional who wants to gain a transport planning qualification, it’s an exciting time to explore transport planning and discover the impact you can have on communities for years to come.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore a range of specialised modules, pathways and learning outcomes.

Study Details:

Full Time, 1 Years, Full Time, 15 Months Part Time, 2 Years

Module Details:

The postgraduate diploma is offered full-time only as a semester A September intake for one year or semester B January intake for 15 months.

The majority of teaching is delivered through lectures, workshops, field trips and masterclasses. You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods, including:

  • oral presentations
  • reflective journals
  • written reports and essays.

You’ll explore a range of exciting and current topics within the field. Core modules on the course, include:

  • European Planning and Transport Practice
  • Understanding and Managing Change
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Transport Policy, Strategy and Law
  • Community Engagement and the Planning Process.

Student Destinations

The course has been developed with input from local authorities and industry experts in order to address current challenges within the field, including climate change and decarbonisation. The diverse range of topics addressed throughout the course will ensure that you are well-equipped to stand out from the crowd upon graduation.


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Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • an Honours degree in a cognate discipline, for instance geography, normally with a minimum classification of second-class (2.2) or higher
  • graduates with an Honours degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level will be considered for admission.

All international students are required to demonstrate English Language capability of IELTs 6.5 or equivalent English language qualification.

The programme is subject to the University’s Principles, Policies and Regulations for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes (in UPR SA03), along with associated procedures.

These will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).

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