Transport Planning and the Environment - MSc

University of Leeds    Institute for Transport Studies

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Business & Management (5) Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17)

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Are you passionate about addressing the environmental impacts of transport? Our MSc in Transport Planning and the Environment at the University of Leeds is the perfect programme for you. Gain the knowledge and skills to design sustainable solutions to global challenges, from urban pollution to road safety management. You'll learn cutting-edge data collection and analysis techniques, and study environmental research methods. What sets us apart is our close links with industry, giving you the opportunity to interact with potential employers and secure work placements. With a wide range of optional modules, you can tailor the course to suit your career aspirations. Join us and make a difference in the transport industry.

About the course

Our Transport Planning and the Environment MSc will equip you with the knowledge and skills to address the environmental impacts of transport. From urban pollution, public health and policy making to road safety management and traffic network modelling – you’ll gain insights into how a range of disciplines can work together to design sustainable solutions to global

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as (but not limited to) engineering, environmental science, maths, physics, computing, natural sciences and quantitative subjects.

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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Mario Rivas Sanchez

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

I chose this course because I wanted to enhance my knowledge in Public Transport, including topics related to vehicle emissions and impact on environment and health. Additionally, I looked at each transport department in the UK and I realised that ITS is the best in the UK and one of the best around the world. Secondly, the wide range of areas covered by the course was relevant for me because I did not want to learn about specific topics or fields in transport. Besides this, ITS gives us the opportunity to choose the modules which you are most interested in.

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

There are several interesting aspects, but the most relevant for me is that ITS has a close relationship with companies, councils, institutions and communities, and is involves in the most relevant transport issues in the UK. Therefore, we are learning about current matters, projects and transport issues as well as learning the new trends for building sustainable cities.

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

I think the most helpful experience will be the dissertation because I am working with TfL on the topic of bus reliability and the impact this has on revenue and demand. Therefore, I am working with one of the most important department of transport around the world and solving real issues, adding value to the transport system in London.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

One of the exciting projects was finishing the redesign of Leeds City Square. In this project we were working in groups with students from different backgrounds, developing a sustainable solution for the council in order to increase the levels of walking and cycling across the city square.

How has the Institute’s link with industry improved your future job prospects?

ITS has close connections with companies and, because of this, we recently spent two days with relevant people from the best transport companies around the world, where they did a presentation about their companies, projects and positions. Furthermore, we had the opportunity to get interviews with them which was amazing for me since I got a job in London in a fantastic company.


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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