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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN1040 Global to Local: Challenges in Transport and Mobility

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Dave Milne

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

This module is mutually exclusive with

TRAN1011Challenges in Transport and Mobility
TRAN1021Transport Policy in Action
TRAN1030Intro to Surface & Air Transp

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To understand:
- the role of transport and mobility in a modern society.
- travel trends and key issues for transport in different local, national and global contexts.
- how these issues relate to key topical debates in transport.
- the way in which policy is developed to respond to these issues and the role of organisations and stakeholders, and establish suitable frameworks for analysis

Learning outcomes
Awareness of and initial engagement with the transport literatures (including academic and policy literatures, practice case studies and news media). This is in direct readiness for more focused level two activities.

Students will learn about the full range of dilemmas facing the transport sector. By the end of the module they will be able to appreciate the complex nature of transport and mobility and apply their own ideas and experiences to generate potential solutions.


Semester 1
1. Introduction to key challenges in transport
2. Understanding travel behaviours and mobility cultures
3. The role of transport in shaping the city (Leeds fieldtrip)
4. Energy, environment and climate change
5. Accessibility and proximity of place
6. Uneven and unequal mobilities
7. Planning for healthy cities
8. Visioning sustainable transport (student presentations)
Semester 2
9. Promoting behaviour change and innovative solutions
10. New transport networks: and smart technologies
11. Healthy cities/healthy lifestyles
12. Pricing travel and innovative finance
13. Global supply chains and green logistics
14. Transport governance and policy-making (practical case studies)
15. Transport in the media (class debate)

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning21.002.00
Private study hours155.00
Total Contact hours45.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Background reading
Preparation for tutorials and lectures
Preparing class presentations
Preparation of coursework
Exam revision

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through weekly tutorial sessions including student presentations and discussion groups plus mandatory assessment through semester 1 essay, semester 2 report and end of year exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,000 words25.00
Essay1,000 words25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/05/2017


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