In common with other Masters degrees at the University, the MA involves studying for 180 credits in total. Students who wish to take only part of the programme may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma provided that they achieve at least 120 credits. The programme normally provides exemption from the educational requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) and of the Institution of Highways and Transportation (MIHT).
* Full-time: 12 months (MSc) or 9 months (PGDip).
* Part-time: 24-36 months (MSc) or 18-24 months (PGDip)
Institute for Transport Studies
The Institute for Transport Studies is the largest single academic group involved in transport teaching and research in the UK. It acts as a focus for the transport research interests of a range of departments across the University. It is particularly linked with the School of Civil Engineering and the Leeds University Business School, with both of which it co-ordinates postgraduate programmes, and with the Schools of Computing, Geography, Psychology and Environment.
A notable characteristic of the work of the Institute is the close and successful working arrangements achieved between a wide range of disciplines, including economics, civil engineering, urban geography, planning, psychology, mathematics, statistics, operational research and computer studies.
The quality of research at the Institute has been recognised by the award of the highest grade (5*A) in the HEFCE's Research Assessment Exercise.
What you study
Compulsory modules in the first semester consolidate and advance students’ understanding of relevant economic principles:
Title and Credits
Principles of Transport Modelling 15
Principles of Transport Economics 15
Quantitative Research Methods 15
Welfare Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis 15
Transport Economics: Seminar and Project Work 10
Optional modules are offered in the second semester. Students study 60 or 65 credits and in doing so can either specialise or select widely from a range of topics which include:
Title and credits:
Economics of Transport Appraisal 15
Economics of Transport Regulation 15
Freight Transport Planning and Management 15
Marketing Transport Services 15
Public Transport Planning and Management 15
Transport and the Environment 15
Transport in Development 15
Air Transport Systems 10
Project Finance 10
Stated Preference Analysis Methods 10
(Note: optional modules are offered subject to a minimum level of demand and not every combination of optional module may be possible)
Masters students study 180 credits in total whereas Postgraduate Diploma students study 120 credits.