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Transport Economics MSc/PGDip/PGCert


University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies

Full time & Part time January MSc, PgDip, PgCert 12 months full time; 24 months part time

About the course

If you are an ambitious numerate graduate, or a practitioner in the field, this Masters will equip you with the analytical skills for a rewarding career supporting transport delivery and policy-making at national, regional and local level.

You'll study transport economics, as well as econometrics and cost-benefit analysis.

Develop a suite of economic skills that will help promote economic growth within a regulatory framework that minimises any damaging health and environmental impacts, whilst incentivising the best use of resources.

Expand your fluency in:

  • Economic appraisal – to better understand the complex interface between transport and the wider economy
  • Micro-economics – to understand pricing techniques, the importance of economic regulation and the valuation of third party costs and

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in economics (single or joint honours).

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

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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Kristina Dengaeva

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

After finishing an undergraduate programme in Management at the Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), I decided to divert from my background and get deeper into applied science, economics in particular. I had never heard of Transport Economics as a programme until I came across it on the University of Leeds website. Having compared this programme to similar ones in the UK and in Europe, I realised that the scientific expertise and teaching in ITS were of the highest level and that a wide net of successful alumni worldwide supported this notion. Now I can verify that everything I had discovered about the course was true.


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

Transport Economics is usually a moderately small group of students which gives you more opportunities to engage into the learning process and have conversations with professors. Some modules included guided computer sessions to provide a hands-on approach, which I found very helpful as we did not just study pure theory but acquired practical skills as well.

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

The university provides a strong academic support. For example, ITS collaborates closely with transport consultancies to make sure that the skills delivered by the programmes are in demand from employers. Thus, the students get only practically applicable and useful skills.


Moreover, Leeds itself is great city to study in because of the student-friendly environment. I have met people from all over the world which was a great opportunity to learn how to work in a multicultural setting. Such experience is valuable as you learn how to tackle cultural differences and communicate with people with various backgrounds.

Read more on our website: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/student-and-alumni-profiles/single/6/institute-for-transport-studies/249/kristina-dengaeva


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