Course summary

This course develops your ability to initiate and implement advanced analysis and research in transport policy, planning and management. You will learn the techniques and methodologies you need to make decisions or to provide the necessary information for others to take policy decisions. The MSc course has been running successfully for many years and is offered by the Department of Planning and Transport. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and graduates are exempt from the Institute's exams. The Course also forms part of the pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.

The course will enable you to understand the causes and motivations of personal travel and goods movement; to analyse transport problems and develop, and implement policies and measures for resolving such problems; to evaluate transport projects, plans and policies, taking into account the need for stakeholder participation and recognising the political, social, health, environmental and economic issues involved.

The MSc course balances theoretical and practical applications in the three separate components: core modules, option modules and a research dissertation.

If you are unable to study for a full Masters course, we also offer a Transport Planning and Management Postgraduate Diploma and a Transport Planning and Management Postgraduate Certificate. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information on these courses.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

  • Core modules
  • Research Dissertation
  • Statistics and Survey Methods for Transport
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Policy and Politics

Option modules

  • Air Travel Management
  • Environmental Policy, Assessment and Climate Change
  • Freight Transport and Logistics Services
  • Land Use, Planning and Transport
  • Public Realm: Significance, Design, Experience
  • Traffic and Streets
  • Transport Field Trip

Professional accreditation

The MSc course will give you a full exemption from the examination requirement for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MCILT), and also forms part of the pathway to the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.

Entry requirements

You should have at least a good Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject area, and any relevant transport experience would further enhance your application. Part-time students should normally be employed within a relevant sector of transport for the duration of the course. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.0 in each element.


Transport Planning and Management MSc is the right choice if you see your future work in transport planning as part of the design of sustainable cities.

Graduate students have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment with the following organisations:

  • transport operators
  • consultancies
  • local and central governments
  • international funding institutions
  • third sector and lobby groups
  • public and private utility companies
  • teaching and research
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Last updated April 10, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
12,500 GBP
international - UK/EU: £7,000 (fees per academic year)
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