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Masters degrees in Transport Planning provide specialist postgraduate training in the development and management of transportation systems, including public transport, highway maintenance, air travel management, and congestion analysis.
Popular specialisms include Transport Infrastructure, Transport Management and Transport Planning and Engineering. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
With an ever-growing population, the need for experts with skills to manage public transportation systems is ever-growing, too.
You will engage with current market research to explore government policy, transport economy, operations, design, and regulatory frameworks. You may choose to specialise in areas such as: airport and airline planning and management; freight transport and logistics; land use and transport planning; public passenger transport; transport engineering; traffic and urban streets.
Career options are highly varied, and may include senior management positions within local authorities and governing bodies, roles within consultancy, market analysis, and senior positions within manufacturing firms.
Research innovation is highly sought after in the industry. To further your career potential, you may wish to develop your expertise through a PhD.
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This MSc brings a cross-disciplinary focus to transport and urban planning which is unique, aiming to critically examine the current challenges of transitioning to sustainable travel behaviours and sustainable cities in the UK and internationally. Read more
The MSc Sustainable Planning programme for 2020/2021 consists of three courses in MSc Sustainable Planning, MSc Sustainable Planning and Environmental Management and MSc Sustainable Planning and Transport. Read more
If you are an ambitious social science, engineering or mathematics graduate, the internationally-recognised Transport Planning course will equip you with the tools to help address global challenges such as climate change mitigation and reduction through the development of safe and efficient city transport networks and mass public transport. Read more
If you are an ambitious engineering graduate – from a civil, mechanical, computing or electronic engineering background – this course is a smart route to a career in the expanding field of transport consultancy and public policy. Read more
Transport touches everyone's lives. Transport planning is all about finding out how to reconcile today's needs for movement and development with protection and improvement of natural and urban environments. Read more
If you are a numerate graduate who wants a smart track to employment in a rapidly expanding sector addressing the environmental impacts of transport, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, this Masters is for you. Read more
Increasing urban mobility is fostering a reinvention of how we travel between and around our growing urban environments. Read more
This programme offers a comprehensive academic approach to a career in one of the most salient and pressing issues in contemporary urban areas; how to provide safe, inclusive, environmentally friendly and efficient transport systems. Read more
This well respected and industry credited course offers the gateway to a successful career in the transport professions Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social wellbeing. Read more
The intercollegiate Transport MSc, offered jointly with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Read more
This industry accredited Transport Planning and Engineering MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates. You will develop and apply advanced skills and understanding to the planning, management and operation of transport systems. Read more
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.
Recent events highlight that the future is never certain. But as we enter the fourth Industrial Revolution, we can be sure that developing trends such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics will make radical changes our everyday lives sooner than predicted.