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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Transport Planning and the Environment

Programme code:MSC-TRN/ENVIUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr James Tate 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.

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:

By the end of the programme, students will also have acquired a wide range of generic research skills in experimental and analytical techniques, communication, team working and problem solving. Students will be well equipped for a professional or research career in issues relating to transport and the environment in government, consultancy and research.

Distinctiveness of programme

This programme is designed to:
- give students from a wide variety of backgrounds a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of transport planning and the environment
- equip students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and propose solutions to promote effective solutions to environmentally related transport problems which fit within the broader aims of transport and social policy.

Graduates will be equipped with core technical knowledge in data collection, modelling, planning methods and engineering design. Further specialisation in environmental policy, or environmental monitoring/modelling practice will enable students to demonstrate a set of skills focussed on the environmental aspects of transport planning.

Students will be capable of developing a range of practical solutions such as designing less polluting transport systems through to evaluating environmental taxation policy.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students study the following compulsory modules:

TRAN5014MEnvironmental Science and Sustainability for Transport15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5015MShaping Future Transport Systems15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5020MPrinciples of Transport Modelling15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5032MTransport Data Collection and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5691MTransport and Urban Pollution15 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 30 credits from the following optional modules:

TRAN5115MSustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5162MGreen Logistics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5171MAnalysing Transport and Society15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5181MPublic Transport Planning and Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5191MSystem Dynamics: Modelling Policy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5210MTraffic Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5233MGlobal Transferability of Policies15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5282MChoice Modelling and Stated Preference Survey Design15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5291MTraffic Network Modelling15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5340MTransport Data Science15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5540MRailway Investment Appraisal15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5630MTransport Investment Appraisal15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5750MTransport in Development15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5763MRoad Safety15 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: 12/05/2023 16:52:41


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