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Contact details

Mrs Ewa Kedzierska

Email: cege-pg-admissions@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 4046

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

Fees set by Imperial College (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

Fees set by Imperial College (FT)

This programme offers a number of bursaries, including awards from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and the Brian Large Fund.

For further information please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/imptsdstudentship.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Transport with Sustainable Development MSc

The intercollegiate Transport Studies MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two colleges. Students benefit from the multi-disciplinary transport expertise of the two departments and their 30 years' experience as leaders in this field.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students gain the skills necessary to incorporate the concepts of sustainable development in all stages of an engineering project's development, together with a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement, and techniques for analysing transport problems and evaluating projects, plans and policies.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from outstanding library facilities, including specialised transport reference collections, and from the active involvement of teaching staff in internationally recognised research, and in advice to local, national and international transport agencies.

Both colleges are located in the centre of one of the world's most exciting cities, near to relevant professional institutions and transport agencies. London provides a living laboratory in which students can observe many of the problems that they are studying, and analyse the success or failure of current efforts to deal with them.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.

Core Modules

  • Transport MSc Core Courses
  • The Concept of Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development and Engineering Innovation
  • Applying the Principles of Sustainable Development


  • Options may include the following:
  • Highway Engineering
  • Road Traffic Theory and its Application
  • Public Transport
  • Transport Safety
  • Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning
  • Advanced Transport Modelling
  • Understanding and Modelling Travel Behaviour
  • Transport and the Environment
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Freight Transport
  • Asset Management, Project Planning and Maintenance
  • Design of Roads, Rail, Bridges, Tunnels and Embankments
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Urban Street Planning and Design


All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a special project of 12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based work and coursework. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework, an individual literature review, presentations and the dissertation focussing on the final project.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A level Mathematics is also required.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply


Applications for this Master's programme must be submitted to Imperial College London. In order to apply please visit the following site and use the appropriate links: www.ulcts.cv.imperial.ac.uk

An additional requirement for acceptance to the Sustainable Development pathway is the submission of a 500-word essay on a topic selected by the Course Director. Details available from cvenquiries@imperial.ac.uk

Who can apply?

The Transport with Sustainable Development pathway is suitable for students who wish to direct their career towards issues of transport development and redevelopment, especially in the provision of infrastructure, and its renovation and renewal.


Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the regulations of the Engineering Council's scheme for enabling graduates without an accredited Bachelor's degree in civil engineering to be considered for corporate membership and registration. Transport graduates find employment in transport operators, consultancies, local and central governments in various countries and supranational organisations. Many graduates are employed by companies involved in the manufacture of instrumentation and in companies specialising in software and other services for the engineering industry.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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