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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5750M Transport in Development

15 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Frances Hodgson
Email: F.C.Hodgson@its.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 May to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module provides a broad outline of the role of transport mobilities in development. Over the course of the module we will become more familiar with the economic, financial, institutional and demographic characteristics of developing countries and their significance for transport sector policies and technical practices. We will examine development policy in developing countries and its interaction with transport policy and explore the applicability and transferability of policy approaches, analytical tools and techniques to different economic, institutional and social contexts.

Objectives

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.

Learning outcomes
1. Recognise the features which distinguish the transport sector issues in developing countries from those of industrialised countries.
2. Have an understanding of the influences on, and options for transport policy in developing countries;
3. Assess the applicability of different transport policies in the institutions, economy and culture of developing countries;
4. Evaluate the applicability of different analytical tools & techniques in institutional and economic contexts.


Syllabus

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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture82.0016.00
Seminar22.004.00
Private study hours130.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The module is delivered as a short intensive course over four days.
There are lots of opportunity throughout the short intensive course for discussion and for students to check their understanding and comprehensive of individual topics.
The students do a presentation as part of the short intensive course and are given formative feedback at the end of that which feeds into the report which is the final piece of assessed work.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report4,000 words100.00
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: 07/08/2020 16:13:01

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