The intercollegiate Transport with Sustainable Development MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multi-disciplinary expertise of both departments and their 45 years' experience as leaders in this field.
Students gain the skills necessary to incorporate the concepts of sustainable development in all stages of an engineering project's development, together with a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement, and techniques for analysing transport problems and evaluating projects, plans and policies.
Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.
- Core Modules Transport and its Context Quantitative Methods Transport Economics Transport Demand and its Modelling The Concept of Sustainable Development Sustainable Development and Engineering Innovation Applying the Principles of Sustainable Development
- Options Options may include the following: Highway Engineering Road Traffic Theory and its Application Public Transport Transport Safety and Risk Management Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning Advanced Transport Modelling Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour Transport and the Environment Intelligent Transport Systems Design of Accessible Transport Systems Freight Transport Air Traffic Management Ports and Maritime Transport Urban Street Planning and Design Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
- Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a special project of 12,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based work and coursework. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, an individual literature review, presentations and the dissertation focussing on the final project.
This programme offers a number of bursaries, including awards from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and the Brian Large Fund. For further information please visit: www3.imperial.ac.uk/cts/teaching. Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .
- Brown Family Bursary - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY Value: £15,000 (1 year) Eligibility: UK students Criteria: Based on both academic merit and financial need
- Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) Value: Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances (1 year) Eligibility: Overseas students Criteria: Based on both academic merit and financial need
- SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY Value: Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances. (1 year) Eligibility: Overseas students Criteria: Based on academic merit
Transport graduates find employment with transport operators, consultancies, local and central governments in various countries, and in supranational organisations. Many graduates are employed by companies involved in the manufacture of instrumentation, and in companies specialising in software and other services for the engineering industry.
- Employability Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. The programme is also accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the regulations of the Engineering Council's scheme for enabling graduates without an accredited Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering to be considered for corporate membership and registration.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with the teaching staff who are actively involved in internationally leading research, and advising local, national and international transport agencies.
Both universities are located in the centre of one of the world's most exciting cities, near to relevant professional institutions and transport agencies. London provides a living laboratory in which students can observe many of the problems that they are studying, analyse the success or failure of current approaches to design, and operate and manage them.
Student / staff ratios › 95 staff including 43 postdocs › 200 taught students › 170 research students
Application and next steps
- Applications Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply? The Transport with Sustainable Development pathway is suitable for students who wish to direct their career towards issues of transport development and redevelopment, especially in the provision of infrastructure, and its renovation and renewal.