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Transport Studies PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design

Course type


Course Summary

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) encompasses a broad spectrum of transport related research, on the land and in the air, from walking and cycling to air transport, and most things in between. This provides numerous opportunities to develop and apply research skills, whatever your background. A multi and inter-disciplinary approach is a fundamental aspect of ITS' research vitality and this is reflected in the diversity of our student cohort. Students are drawn from a range of disciplines such as engineering, economics, mathematics, operational research, computing, psychology, environment, geography and social sciences. Each research student becomes a member of the relevant group and is encouraged to play an active role in a range of activities. Students are highly valued by Institute and despite often being at the early stages of their research careers, are expected to make important contributions. In addition to research study linked with specific projects, prospective students are encouraged to suggest their own topic, whether or not it aligns closely with one of our research themes. This could be in response to a specific need in the transport sector, as identified by industry or other stakeholders.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leeds | 3 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent, or a good performance in a Masters level course preferably in a quantitative discipline. We also recognise relevant industrial and academic experience.