Transport MSc

London, Bloomsbury and South Kensington

The intercollegiate Transport MSc, offered jointly 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 50 years' experience as leaders in this field.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
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Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
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Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications closed

Notification

Application closes at 17:00 GMT.

Entry requirements

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

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

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.

Who this course is for

This programme is suited to those:

  • seeking employment in the transport industry
  • currently employed and wishing to continue their professional development
  • aiming for a research degree in transport studies

What this course will give you

Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting environment. Students benefit from engaging with teaching staff who are actively involved in world-leading research, and advising local, national and international governments and 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 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.

The foundation of your career

The teaching staff on this programme work closely with employers and industry to design an MSc that aims to provide graduates with the required technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills for successful careers. In this programme, students gain valuable contact with industry through visiting lectures, seminars, field trips, group design activities and an individual special project (dissertation). Transport MSc is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Successful completion of this MSc meets the academic requirements for corporate membership of these professional institutions and so, together with suitable work experience obtained after graduation, provides a route to the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Employability

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.

Accreditation

Transport MSc is accredited by the

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, presentations and the dissertation, which focuses on the final project. Visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/civil-engineering/transport/ for further details.

Modules

Compulsory modules

Imperial College: Transport and its Context

Imperial College: Transport Engineering and Operations

Imperial College: Transport Economics

Imperial College: Transport Policy


Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 90 ECTS credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Transport.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

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Graduate Open Events: Applying for Graduate Study at UCL

The Applying to UCL for graduate study session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment teams, provides helpful information about the process of applying for graduate study, as well as offering an insight into what we consider to be a competitive application.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Funding your studies

The Funding your studies session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Funding and Student Recruitment teams, provides information and guidance about the various scholarships and funding opportunities for graduate study at UCL.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

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Fee description Full-time Part-time
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The fees for this programme are set by and payable to Imperial College London. For further information, please visit the Imperial College London website.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For further information please visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/civil-engineering/transport/

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

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Brown Family Bursary

Now Closed for 2022/23
Value: £15,000 (1 year)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: UK

Next steps

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Transport at graduate level
  • why you want to study Transport at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your 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.

Please note, you must apply for this programme via Imperial's website. See https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/civil-engineering/transport/ for further details. 

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

UCL and Imperial College London are regulated by the Office for Students.