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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Transport Economics (Part-time 36month)

Programme code:MSC-TRN/ECPUCAS code:
Duration:36 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Phillip Wheat Contact address:P.E.Wheat@its.leeds.ac.uk

The recommended period for part-time study is 3 years, but it is possible to complete in 2 years provided that students have some flexibility in their attendance pattern. For further information please email: courses@its.leeds.ac.uk or telephone (+44) (0) 113 343 5353.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Institute for Transport Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Institute for Transport Studies Exam Boards

Programme specification:

The programme will enable students with a background in economics to develop further their understanding of those aspects of economic methodology relevant to the analysis of the transport sector, to gain a broad understanding of the transport sector and to learn how to apply economic methods to the resolution of practical transport problems, in order to equip them with the relevant skills for a career in transport economics.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

TRAN5050MPrinciples of Transport Economics15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5060MWelfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5271MEconomics of Regulation15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE5231MFunding for Projects15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5162MGreen Logistics15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5181MPublic Transport Planning and Management15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5191MSystem Dynamics: Modelling Policy15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5282MChoice Modelling and Stated Preference Survey Design15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5750MTransport in Development15 creditsSemester 2


Elective modules:

Exceptionally, students may study one elective module in place of one optional module, subject to a number of criteria
including the prior approval of the Programme Leader.

PLEASE NOTE: all modules are offered subject to a minimum level of demand and thus not all modules (particularly optional modules) may run in any given year. Please contact ITS for further details.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Please note that TRAN5911M and TRAN5912M can be taken either in Year Two or Three

Compulsory modules:

TRAN5015MShaping Future Transport Systems15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5113MTransport Econometrics15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5631MEconomic Appraisal and Economic Performance15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5911MTransport Dissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules IF an optional module was not taken in Year 1:

CIVE5231MFunding for Projects15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5162MGreen Logistics15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5181MPublic Transport Planning and Management15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5191MSystem Dynamics: Modelling Policy15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5282MChoice Modelling and Stated Preference Survey Design15 creditsSemester 2
TRAN5750MTransport in Development15 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Exceptionally, students may study one elective module in place of one optional module, subject to a number of criteria including the prior approval of the Programme Leader.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Please note that TRAN5911M and TRAN5912M can be taken either in Year Two or Three

Compulsory modules:

TRAN5911MTransport Dissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 26/04/2017

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