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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Transport Economics

Programme code:MSC-TRN/ECUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Thijs Dekker Contact

For further information please email: or telephone: (+44) (0) 113 343 5353

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline, normally at least Joint Honours Economics.

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.

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

Compulsory modules:

Students study the following compulsory modules:

TRAN5015MShaping Future Transport Systems15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5050MPrinciples of Transport Economics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5060MWelfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5113MTransport Econometrics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5271MEconomics of Regulation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5631MEconomic Appraisal and Economic Performance15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5911MTransport Dissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
TRAN5912MTransport Integrated Project15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

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/Manager.

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.

Last updated: 08/02/2024 13:30:18


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