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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5750M Transport in Development

15 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Frances Hodgson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to recognise the features which distinguish the transport sector issues in developing countries from those of industrialised countries. They should be able to assess the applicability of different analytical techniques in varying institutional and economic contexts, and to appraise the likely effectiveness of various policy instruments in the developing country context.


The course will consider the economic, financial, institutional and demographic characteristics of developing countries and their significance for transport sector policies. The special problems to be highlighted include road infrastructure investment appraisal; rural road policy and investment; road maintenance planning, management and finance; infrastructure finance, including the contribution of the private sector; environmental, safety and security policies; traffic management; public transport fare and regulatory policies; the roles of mass transit, non-maligned transport and the informed sector.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours130.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words70.00
PresentationIn class30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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: 12/12/2018 16:33:10


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