This course develops your ability to initiate and implement advanced analysis and research in transport policy, planning and management. You will learn the techniques and methodologies you need to take decisions, or to provide the necessary information for others to take policy decisions.
The MSc course has been running successfully for many years, and is offered by the Department of Planning and Transport. It will give you full exemption from the examination requirements for Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT), and also forms part of the pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.
If you are unable to study for a full Masters course, we also offer a Transport Planning and Management Postgraduate Diploma and a Transport Planning and Management Postgraduate Certificate. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information on these courses. Alternatively you can also study some of the individual modules from the Transport Planning and Management MSc course as stand alone short courses.
The MSc course balances theoretical and practical applications in the three separate components: core modules, option modules and a research dissertation.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -RESEARCH DISSERTATION -STATISTICS AND SURVEY METHODS FOR TRANSPORT -TRANSPORT ECONOMICS -TRANSPORT POLICY AND POLITICS
Option modules - Choose three from the following: -AIRLINE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT -AIRPORT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT -FREIGHT TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SERVICES -LAND USE, PLANNING AND TRANSPORT -PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT -TRAFFIC AND STREETS -TRANSPORT FIELD TRIP
The MSc course will give you a full exemption form the examination requirement for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT), and also forms part of the pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.
Transport graduates develop their careers in a wide range of transport organisations, highlighting the breadth of the course content. Key employers regularly come in to speak to students about new opportunities in transport. Many part-time students are recruited from organisations including local government transport planning, transport consultancies, NGOs and transport operators.
You should have at least a good Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject area, and any relevant transport experience would further enhance your application. Part-time students should normally be employed within a relevant sector of transport for the duration of the course. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.
Recipient: University of Westminster
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