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MSc Transport Planning and the Environment


Course Description

Overview

If you are a numerate graduate who wants a smart track to employment in the rapidly expanding field of environmental transport studies, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, the Transport Planning and the Environment course is for you.

Learn the cutting edge data collection and analytical skills to translate your passion for improving the air quality of our cities and the wellbeing of your fellow citizens into a reality.

93% of our Masters’ graduates find employment in a professional or managerial role, or continue with further studies.*

Be taught by researchers who are shaping the national and international environmental transport agenda – members of our team advise European and national governments on emissions control.

Study on a course that is designed in collaboration with industry, and covers transport and urban pollution; transport and public health; road safety management; green logistics; traffic network modelling; system dynamics: modelling policy; and global transferability in policy-making. In particular gain:
• Inside knowledge of how diverse data sources can be used to improve government policy making
• Hands on experience, using state-of-the-art monitoring tools:
• Measuring vehicle emissions and evaluating the data
• Measuring, analysing and shaping policies to reduce air pollution
• Fluency in the design of sophisticated models to design traffic systems and pollution controls to reduce harm to people and the environment.

And experience what it is like to be part of a project team working across numerous subject boundaries relevant to the transport sector. Through this, gain insights into how transport planning, social science, economics, environmental science, modelling and engineering can work together to design transport solutions to global challenges. This industry-inspired initiative will enable you to apply your knowledge to real world transport issues in the field.

Your colleagues will be among the best and brightest from Latin America to the Far East, from Africa to Europe and the UK. Together you will learn environmental research techniques that will help you develop transport networks that are founded on robust evidence, sustainable and equitable principles, state-of-the-art modeling, accurate data analysis, and a profound understanding of human psychology.

You can also study this programme as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) qualification full or part-time – this means you’ll study the same content as the MSc but you won’t complete a dissertation.

*Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2014.

Visit the MSc Transport Planning and the Environment page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Rohit Sinha

1180.jpg WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO STUDY AT THE INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORT STUDIES (ITS)?
I wanted my Masters from an Institute of repute and somewhere with a social life - both are important for holistic growth. I researched many possibilities and there was nowhere better than the University of Leeds, which offered both aspects. I also asked my Professors and they recommended ITS.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TRANSPORT THAT INTERESTS AND MOTIVATES YOU TO STUDY IT?
I did a Civil Engineering undergraduate degree and enjoyed it, as it gives pragmatic approaches for tackling real life problems. I liked the transportation course in particular, as transport has a ubiquitous presence in our daily life. A simple construction of road to connect a remote place holds the potential to change the lives of the people in that area. Transport is a subject which combines both the ‘hard’ science of geometric design, engineering and maths with the ‘soft’ disciplines of social sciences - and how transport decisions can transcend and change the social structure of an area.

HOW HAVE YOU FOUND LIVING IN THE UK AND LEEDS IN PARTICULAR?
There are regular trips organised by the University to visit other parts of the UK. Global Cafe is organised every Monday where all international students can go and meet new people – it’s a great way to socialize with your peers. I would just say it's been great - the people are very friendly.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING AN ITS MASTERS STUDENT?
Hard and challenging. There is so much to read and discuss for the courseworks, but it’s a very good learning curve. The process makes you think a lot and that's the beauty of the learning - you get to apply the concepts learnt in the lectures to real life situations.

WHAT HAVE THE LECTURE AND SEMINARS BEEN LIKE? AND THE TEACHING STAFF?
Lectures have been great. Complex concepts are made simple and delivered in a lucid manner. The teaching staff are very helpful and take care of all the academic matters in a friendly manner.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT STUDYING FOR A MASTERS AT ITS?
I would say go for it. You will surely make some great friends and life will change for the better. It all depends on you as to how much you extract. This place offers everything.


(Scholarship)

Transport Employers' Scholarships - 2 Awards

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, is offering two fees scholarships, each worth £2000, to provide development opportunites to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships will fund 30% of the tuition fees for two UK/EU students to undertake a full-time Masters degree. The scholarships are funded by the employer organisations which recruit staff for their graduate intake directly from the ITS postgraduate cohort. Each year, these employers come to ITS to present their career opportunities and to conduct initial interviews of our students. Reflecting the high quality of our Masters programmes, our students often receive one or more job offers before the end of their studies.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on a full-time ITS Masters programme for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of UK/EU fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

You should submit the ITS scholarship form, including a statement of 500 words on how a Masters degree would enable you to make a difference to transportation (e.g in your country, region or area) and specifically to tackle a significant problem or issue.

Further Information

http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/courses/masters/fees-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

International Transport Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds is offering 50% fees scholarships, each worth £8,500, to provide development opportunities to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships will fund 50% of the tuition fees for international students to undertake a full-time Masters degree programme. The scholarships form part of the ITS mission to advance the understanding of global transport, via the development of future transport professionals.ITS is globally recognised as one of the world’s largest and most successful University departments for transport teaching and research. ITS Masters programmes are accredited by leading professional bodies and equip you with the practical skills for progression to a range of professional-level careers in the transport industries. Scholarship applications can be made for any of the six programmes:• MSc Mathematical Modelling for Transport
• MSc Sustainability in Transport
• MSc Transport Economics
• MSc Transport Planning
• MSc Transport Planning and the Environment
• MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£8,500

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on an ITS Masters programme for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of international fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

You should submit the ITS scholarship form, including a statement of 500 words on how a Masters degree would enable you to make a difference to transportation (e.g in your country, region or area) and specifically to tackle a significant problem or issue.

Further Information

http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/courses/masters/fees-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

UK/EU Transport Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds is offering 50% fees scholarships, each worth £3,250, to provide development opportunities to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships will fund 50% of the tuition fees for UK/EU students to undertake a full-time Masters degree programme. The scholarships form part of the ITS mission to advance the understanding of global transport, via the development of future transport professionals.ITS is globally recognised as one of the world’s largest and most successful University departments for transport teaching and research. ITS Masters programmes are accredited by leading professional bodies and equip you with the practical skills for progression to a range of professional-level careers in the transport industries. Scholarship applications can be made for any of the six programmes:• MSc Mathematical Modelling for Transport
• MSc Sustainability in Transport
• MSc Transport Economics
• MSc Transport Planning
• MSc Transport Planning and the Environment
• MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,250

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on an ITS Masters programme for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of UK/EU fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

You should submit the ITS scholarship form, including a statement of 500 words on how a Masters degree would enable you to make a difference to transportation (e.g in your country, region or area) and specifically to tackle a significant problem or issue

Further Information

http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/courses/masters/fees-scholarships/



Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as 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. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

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