Transport Economics - 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, PGCert, PGDip 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 degree 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. This Masters degree will teach you a suite of economic skills to help promote economic growth within a regulatory framework that minimises any damaging health and environmental impacts, while incentivising the best use of resources.

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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.


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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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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.

Our courses

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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Careers

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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