Sustainability in Transport - MSc/PGDip/PGCert


University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies

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Institute for Transport Studies

The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds is the UK’s largest and most respected academic centre for transport teaching and research. We’re ranked 12th in the world for Transportation Science & Technology, according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.

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Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip, PGCert 12 months full time; 24 months part time

About the course

If you are passionate about solving the grand challenges for sustainable transport – responding to the critical need for decarbonisation, tackling urban pollution, enabling inclusive mobility, economic development, liveable cities, social justice and energy scarcity – then our Sustainability in Transport MSc will inspire and equip you to tackle these issues.

Whatever your background, this course will fire your imagination and expand your horizons.

You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, or law graduate, or an engineering or science graduate with an interest in environmental and social issues. What’s most important is that you thrive on critical thinking and have a willingness to move outside disciplinary comfort zones. You will:

  • Study a range of modules
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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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Charline Dielen

Why did you choose to study this course at the Institute for Transport Studies?

After graduating I decided to do a Masters, the only question was where? Application deadlines in my home country and most Northern-European countries are in March and April, but the UK has different deadlines. When the UK seemed to be my only option at that point, it was an easy choice to come to Leeds. Not only because of ITS’ world-leading expertise in transport and wide variety of transport masters, but also because I lived for a short period in Manchester 2 years prior so I was familiar with the area.


What has been the best aspect of studying your course so far and why?

It is hard to mention one aspect. When I arrived, I really enjoyed the introduction weeks. I was amazed by the help and support offered to students. If you have any problem, there is always a person on campus who can help you. Even for things like culture shock, support is offered. Regarding the course, I would definitely call the variety of ways to learn the best aspect. There are not just lectures being given, but also site visits, external seminars, job fairs, trips and things like the Metropoly game and the bumper cars challenge that are organised.

To clarify, the Metropoly game aims to collect as many points as possible that can be collected by visiting West Yorkshire’s train stations and other points of interest over the period of a day. As a fanatic team player, I was super excited to take up this challenge. In the end, it was all about having fun and exploring rail and bus travel and the beauty of West Yorkshire’s scenery.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

The Career Centre provides effective support in finding a job from application process to interviews. Since I never applied for a graduate role, it really contributes to my current skill set. Critical thinking and essay writing are things I am also really advancing during this course. Lecturers push you towards the critical mindset, which you will require throughout your professional career. Additionally, functioning in a multicultural environment prepares you in the best way for your career, by overcoming communication and methodological issues.

Read more on our website: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/student-and-alumni-profiles/single/6/institute-for-transport-studies/245/charline-dielen

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The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds is the UK’s largest and most respected academic centre for transport teaching and research. We’re ranked 12th in the world for Transportation Science & Technology, according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019.

Taught by internationally recognised researchers, on a course designed in collaboration with leading figures in the Industry, you will develop a range and depth of expertise that will equip you for a rewarding career – from private sector consultancy to developing public policy.

With the close support of the industry, a key feature of your course will see you collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines. You will experience how industry uses multidisciplinary teams to develop integrated solutions which tackle real-world problems.

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A Masters course can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market.

Our courses have been developed in partnership with industry, and our active research environment means you’ll be taught by academics working at the forefront of their research areas.

As a leading worldwide transport research centre, we deliver internationally excellent research outputs which impact transport policy and practice, contributing to the wider economy and society. 85% of our research is considered ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014), and is conducted across a range of different research groups and themes.

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We offer industry-relevant degrees, with course content discussed annually with our industrial advisory board – ensuring that courses remain relevant and that learning outcomes meet the changing needs of employers, whilst ensuring that they prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in transport.

As part of an industry-inspired, multi-disciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to tackle real world challenges.

As well as collaborating with industry on course content, our links go even further through hosting annual employer visit days. These visits provide a unique chance to gain invaluable experience with recruitment processes and interviews with transport employers before graduating.

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