Transport, Health and Policy MSc

This MSc focuses on stages within the policy development, implementation and evaluation process rather than following a technical topic-by-topic approach. This 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)

£10,765 (FT) £5,560 (PT)
£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.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

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.

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Degree Information

Students will develop the skills necessary to be leaders who can develop and implement successful policies and interventions across the essential services of transport and health. The skills include: analysing and visualising data, defining and assessing research, appraisal, business case development, advocacy, negotiation, and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

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)


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


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


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.

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Brown Family Bursary - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY

£15,000 (1 year)
UK students
Based on both academic merit and financial need

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY

Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances. (1 year)
Overseas students
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website


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.


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 & Geomatic Engineering has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and is an excellent environment in which to explore this exciting field.

The programme will be delivered by UCL academics whose specialisms range from analysis of large data sets to behaviour change theory.

Formal teaching will be supported by lectures and seminars given by organisations including the Department for Transport, Public Health England, Transport for London and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

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

Department: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Application and next steps


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
31 July 2015

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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