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Transport Planning and Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Transport Planning / Design Transport Management

Course type

Taught

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 | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Your dissertation will draw on techniques and background material introduced on the Masters course, and incorporate original analysis. This module provides you with an opportunity for an in-depth study on a topic within the transport sector. Lectures are provided on research methods in Semester One, interlinked with the Statistics and Survey Methods for Transport module which provides a background in relevant techniques, including an introduction to GIS. Work is undertaken in Semester Two of the full-time course, or in the case of part-time students in Semester Two of Year 2 or Year 3. Final submission is in early September.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

Established as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838, the University of Westminster has grown into an international community of over 19,000 students, from 165 different countries. The University’s mission has always been to provide students from all backgrounds with the practical knowledge and personal skills they need to achieve their full academic potential. The University fosters innovation and creativity, through quality assured...more

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