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Transport Planning and Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Transport Management

Course type


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 take 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.

Graduate students have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment with the following organisations such as: transport operators; consultancies; local and central governments; international funding institutions; third sector and lobby groups; public and private utility companies; teaching and research.

Different course options

Full time | Marylebone Campus | 1 year | 16-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module is designed to equip transport planners and managers with the basic concepts used in statistics and market research methods, and their application in the transport context, illustrated by suitable examples. You will analyse real-life transport datasets, using advanced Excel techniques and specialist statistics and GIS software, and learn how to interpret and present your results.

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 should have at least a good Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject area, and any relevant transport experience would further enhance their application. Part-time students should normally be employed within a relevant sector of transport for the duration of the course.