Sustainability in Transport - MSc

University of Leeds    Institute for Transport Studies

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Business & Management (5) Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17)

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Are you passionate about sustainable transport and ready to make a difference in the world? Look no further than our exciting MSc programme in Sustainability in Transport. This comprehensive course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the challenges of sustainable transport head-on. Delve into topics like transport decarbonisation, urban pollution, and social equity. With a wide range of optional modules, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. Our close links with industry mean you'll have opportunities for work placements and interaction with potential employers. Join us and become a leader in sustainable transport.

About the course

Our Sustainability in Transport MSc will equip you with the technical and professional skills needed to help solve some of the grand challenges of sustainable transport. Taught by researchers at the forefront of the subject, you’ll look at how we can respond to the critical need for fast transport decarbonisation, along with ways to tackle urban pollution and enable social equity and inclusion in mobility. The course also examines the relationships between sustainable transport and economic development, liveable cities, social justice and energy

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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.


UK: £12,500 (Total)
International: £30,750 (Total)

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Student Profile

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.

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These competitive scholarships are awarded in the form of a 25% tuition fee reduction to international candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. There are limited scholarships available.

Eligible courses:
Sustainability in Transport MSc
Transport Economics MSc
Transport Planning MSc
Transport Planning and Engineering MSc(Eng)
Transport Planning and the Environment MSc
Railway Operations, Management and Policy MSc
Eligibility criteria:
To be considered for the scholarship you must:

be classified as an International student for tuition fee purposes

have applied for 2023/2024 entry for a Masters programme included in the eligible courses section

be a self-funding student

demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons), based on the criteria used by the School for offer purposes, or equivalent

show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities

demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% tuition fee deduction


International applicants. See eligibility criteria for details.

Application Procedure

Apply now by completing the online form. Please note that you will require your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed.

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