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University of Leeds: Sustainability in Transport

Institution University of Leeds
Department Institute for Transport Studies
Telephone 0113 343 5325
Study type Taught


Our Sustainability in Transport MSc will equip you with the technical and professional skills needed to help solve some of the grand challenges of sustainable transport. Taught by researchers at the forefront of the subject, you’ll look at how we can respond to the critical need for fast transport decarbonisation, along with ways to tackle urban pollution and enable social equity and inclusion in mobility. The course also examines the relationships between sustainable transport and economic development, liveable cities, social justice and energy scarcity.

Whatever your background, this Masters degree will ignite your imagination and expand your horizons. You could be a social or political scientist, a geographer, philosopher, law graduate, engineering graduate or science graduate. What’s most important is that you thrive on critical thinking and you have a willingness to move outside disciplinary comfort zones.

Studying in the Institute of Transport Studies at Leeds will also give you a unique head start in your career in transport. Not only does our world-leading research shape the course, but our close links with large corporations means you’ll have chance to interact with potential employers and possibly interview for graduate schemes and other vacancies. We also offer opportunities to build your industry work experience before you graduate with work placements and project work throughout your course.

Why study at Leeds: - Learn the latest innovations in sustainable transport and beyond from our Institute for Transport Studies’ world-leading research conducted right here on campus that feeds directly into the course.

  • Advance your knowledge in a range of key areas including shaping future transport systems, environmental science and sustainability in transport and strategic assessments of transport and environmental policy.

  • Develop a professional and specialist skill set that will enable you to manage projects in industry effectively, run visioning workshops, stakeholder engagement events, strategy meetings, and make persuasive presentations to policy makers.

  • Tailor the course to suit your career aspirations with a broad selection of optional modules that’ll hone your knowledge in the topics that interest you the most.

  • Build industry experience collaborating on a multi-disciplinary team project with students from other degree specialisms that focuses on a real-world transport problem posed by Leeds City Council and/or choosing our optional four-month industrial placement scheme.

  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of researchers and academics from the Institute for Transport Studies who have extensive expertise across a variety of transport disciplines.

  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have secured jobs in some of the most influential companies and institutions in transport including Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail and the Department of Transport.

  • Take advantage of our close working relationships with big organisations in industry such as ARUP, AECOM, and Transport for London who actively advertise and recruit directly from the Institute of Transport Studies.

  • This course offers flexible study options where you can study full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 or 36 months to fit in with your lifestyle.


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