The intercollegiate Transport MSc, offered in conjunction with Imperial College London, brings together the transport research and training capabilities of the civil engineering departments of the two universities. Students benefit from the multidisciplinary transport expertise of both departments and their 45 years' experience as leaders in this field.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2017/18)
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Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. The fees for this programme are set by and payable to Imperial College London; enquiries should be addressed to the relevant contact there.
A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A level Mathematics is normally required.
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: Set by Imperial College London
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
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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About this degree
Students gain a systematic understanding of the causes, motivations and means of personal travel and goods movement; techniques for analysing and resolving transport problems; and methods of evaluating transport projects, plans and policies, recognising the need for public consultation and the political, social, commercial and financial issues involved.
Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS Credits.
- Transport and its Context
- Quantitative Methods
- Transport Engineering and Operations
- Transport Economics
- Transport Demand and its Modelling
- Transport Policy
Options may include the following:
- Highway Engineering
- Road Traffic Theory and its Application
- Public Transport
- Transport Safety and Risk Management
- 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
- Air Traffic Management
- Ports and Maritime Transport
- Urban Street Planning and Design
- Roads and Underground Infrastructure: Design, Construction and Maintenance
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.
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: www3.imperial.ac.uk/cts/teaching.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.
- Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances (1 year)
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Transport graduates find employment with transport operators, consultancies, and 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.
Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Transport Studies is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with the teaching staff who are actively involved in internationally leading research, and advising local, national and international transport agencies.
Both universities 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.
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.
Department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
Student / staff numbers
› 107 staff
including 48 postdocs
› 154 taught students
› 119 research students
Staff/student numbers information correct as of [DATE]
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
78% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
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?
The level of staffing and range of options offered enables students from a variety of backgrounds to contribute many different combinations of skills to the multidisciplinary work that is required in meeting the challenge of transport; in areas of transport planning, engineering, operations, management, policy and research.
- All applicants
- 28 July 2017
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