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Transport and Planning (MSc)


Course Description

The MSc Transport and Planning is unique in offering students an opportunity to study different aspects of transport (planning, policy, operation and management) as well as other areas of urban planning in general.

Course learning outcomes include:
Explain and demonstrate the principles and practice of transport scheme appraisal and evaluation;
Understand and be able to use statistical and modelling methods for analyzing travel behaviour and a range of transport options;
Critically appraise a range of transport policies for promoting greater sustainability at national, regional and local levels;
Design transport policies at the local level that respond to the economic, social, health and environmental challenges of the society.
Relevant concepts, ideas and policy cases are introduced in core modules including Principles of Transport Economics, Sustainable Transport and Transport and the City. In Transport and the City, students formulate a set of transport policies in a city context on the basis of the theories and principles they learned from other modules.

The course is divided into two parts.

Part 1 comprises a teaching programme of core and option modules over two semesters. The core modules provide the necessary analytical, economic and planning framework, while the selection of option modules provides the opportunity to study particular aspects of transport and related topics in depth.

Part 2 comprises an individual dissertation on a topic related to transport, selected in consultation with members of staff. Students have discretion to select topics over a wide area, including, for students from overseas, issues arising in their country of origin.

Visit the Transport and Planning (MSc) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nia Blank (PhD in City and Regional Planning)

"I enjoyed the MSc Course, felt that it provided a thorough introduction to city and regional planning and, to my surprise, emerged with a distinction. I decided to stay in the School for my PhD because it is well respected and because it is both large and friendly and the staff have a wide diversity of interests and backgrounds."

(Student Profile)

Stevie Upton (Regeneration)

I was initially attracted to the School of City and Regional Planning because of its excellent research rating, but when I came to Cardiff I was struck by the high level of engagement between the academic staff and their students. So much so, in fact, that after completing my MSc I stayed on for a year as a researcher, and am now studying for a PhD in the School.


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC


“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:

6 April and 27 July 2016.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject. This MSc is suitable for graduates in geography, planning, transport, engineering, science and social science. Applicants with good degrees in other disciplines and/or mature students with a relevant professional background (e.g. MILT, MCIT, MRTPI, CEng) or qualifications will also be considered.

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