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MSc Transport Economics (Part-time 36month)

Programme code:MSC-TRN/ECPUCAS code:
Duration:36 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Thijs Dekker Contact address:T.Dekker@.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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

TRAN5050MPrinciples of Transport Economics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5060MWelfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5271MEconomics of Regulation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5631MEconomic Appraisal and Economic Performance15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:


Elective modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Please note that TRAN5925M is a 24 month module that is taught over Years 2 and 3 of the programme.

TRAN5015MShaping Future Transport Systems15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5113MTransport Econometrics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5925MTransport Dissertation Part Time60 credits1 Jan to 31 Dec (24mth), 1 Sep to 31 Aug (24mth)

Optional modules:

Please note that TRAN5912M is a compulsory module for this programme of study that students have the option to study in either Year Two or Three.

TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules 1:

TRAN5162MGreen Logistics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5181MPublic Transport Planning and Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5191MSystem Dynamics: Modelling Policy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5282MChoice Modelling and Stated Preference Survey Design15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5750MTransport in Development15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Please note that TRAN5925M is a 24 month module that is taught over Years 2 and 3 of the programme.

TRAN5925MTransport Dissertation Part Time60 credits1 Jan to 31 Dec (24mth), 1 Sep to 31 Aug (24mth)

Optional modules:

Please note that TRAN5912M is a compulsory module for this programme of study that students have the option to study in either Year Two or Three.

TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 13/09/2021 12:27:31

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