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Transport, Health and Policy MSc

This MSc deliberately breaks from a technical topic-per-topic model approach, instead focussing on stages within policy evaluation and implementation. The shift enables the complexity of the interactions between transport and health to be explored on a project by project basis.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£10,765 (FT) £5,560 (PT)
Overseas:
£22,350 (FT) £11,125 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a cognate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Extensive work experience covering related areas, transport and health, will be considered.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Degree Information

Students will develop the skills necessary to be leaders who can implement and assess policy across the essential services of transport and health. These include understanding evidence links between transport ans health, policy quantification framworks, principles behind successful project, making the business case for policy, engaging with stakeholders and evaluating impacts.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (120 credits), and a dissertation/report (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Assessing Evidence and Building a Case for Policy (30 credits)
  • Monitoring and Assessment of Health and Transport Policies (30 credits)
  • Policy and Strategy: Development and Implementation (30 credits)
  • Strategic Leadership and Decision-Making (30 credits)

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words which includes (as an appendix) a reflective portfolio of learning

Teaching and Learning

The programme employs innovative teaching methods with a focus on real-life case studies and intensive project-focused active learning. These are supported by a combination of lectures, masterclasses and online tutorials. Assessment is through written assignments, a reflective learning portfolio, and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Transport, Health and Policy MSc

Funding

There are four scholarships available which cover 50% of tuition fees. These are for UK/EU residents only and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. You will need to identify with your application whether you wish to be considered for a scholorship. An academic panel will decide if your application should be awarded a scholorship.

Please note that the course can also be taken as CDP.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Value:
Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Overseas Master's students on one of the 10 eligible programmes, who are nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently living or studying in a developed country. The students must hold a first degree at either first- or upper second-class level and be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the programme. Applicants must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country, nor have been employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable). Students must be be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Value:
Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Overseas Master's students on one of the 10 eligible programmes, who are nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently living or studying in a developed country. The students must hold a first degree at either first- or upper second-class level and be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the programme. Applicants must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country, nor have been employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable). Students must be be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students from Nigeria who display intellectual ability and leadership potential, and have a high standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS. Students must be aged between 21-30 years, and originate from one of the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa, and currently reside in Nigeria. Applicants must intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study. The eligible programmes for this award are MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have obtained a degree of at least an equivalent standard to a an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and be neither a current nor former employee (who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Limited, or current employee's relatives Applicants must not already have had the chance to study in the UK or other developed country.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students from Nigeria who display intellectual ability and leadership potential, and have a high standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS. Students must be aged between 21-30 years, and originate from one of the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa, and currently reside in Nigeria. Applicants must intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study. The eligible programmes for this award are MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have obtained a degree of at least an equivalent standard to a an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and be neither a current nor former employee (who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Limited, or current employee's relatives Applicants must not already have had the chance to study in the UK or other developed country.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Value:
Variable
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: For students in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering who are in financial need.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Value:
Variable
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: For students in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering who are in financial need.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

This programme overs good career prospects as it has been developed hand in hand with public health consultants, academic and professional transport practitioners to ensure graduates are learning the skills that employers most need and value. Potential employers include Transport for London, the Department for Transport, local and central government as well as organisations such as Sustrans, Living Street and transport consultancies.

Employability

Students will develop excellent team-working and communication skills as the innovative project-focused teaching methods allow students to learn from each other and realise how their own knowledge can be used to help solve related problems. These transferable skills will assist you greatly in becoming an advocate for developing healthy communities around the world.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, and is situated at the heart of one of the world's greatest cities. UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering is an exciting environment in which to explore this new, multi-disciplinary and constantly evolving science.

The programme will be supported by a range of academics across UCL from those who specialise in analysis of large data sets related to health and transport, to those who are leading research on behavioural change.

The department has collaborative links with the Department for Transport, Public Health England, Transport for London (TfL), the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and community groups, who will deliver lectures and support seminars.

Student / staff ratios › 36 staff › 140 taught students › 79 research students

Department: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This programme is suitable for graduates and practitioners of engineering, planning, transport, and public health who wish to work together on policy delivery and assessment.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • why you want to study Transport, Health and Policy at graduate level
  • why you want to study Transport, Health and Policy at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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