MA Transport Economics

This Masters programme is for students with a background in economics – it deepens their existing understanding of economic methodologies and applies these to the transport sector. Students learn to use economics to first understand and then address major challenges posed by transport use and development.

The emphasis is on enabling students to apply techniques to formulate and critically analyse key policy questions, which include:

  • What are the true costs of transport and how can they be measured effectively?
  • Should users pay directly for their personal contribution to environmental damage?
  • How does the level of taxation influence people’s choice of transport?
  • Has road congestion charging been a success?
  • What role should the state play in owning and operating public transport?
  • Which forms of transport regulation are most effective?

Open Day – 3rd May 2013
Prospective students are invited to find out more about the programme, and meet the staff and current students, by attending an Open Day

The transport sector continues to need people with the right skills and training. Students progress from ITS to a range of graduate-level jobs including those in consultancy, government, transport operators, not-for-profit and international agencies. ITS supports this via our close links with employers.

The programme is recognised by the major professional bodies in the transport sector. It fulfills the educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and the Institution of Highways and Transportation (IHT). It also provides a pathway towards the Transport Planning Professional (TPP) qualification.

Admission requirements
Applicants should have a good honours degree in economics (single or joint honours) or in a related discipline with significant economics content. It is not a requirement to have studied transport at undergraduate level, but applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear subject interest. International students are encouraged to apply, subject to competence in English language (IETLS 6.5 or equivalent).

The programme is available for full-time study (12 months) or for part-time study (flexible attendance but typically 2-3 years duration). Shorter Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate programmes are also available. All programmes commence in late September.

ITS can advise on funding opportunities, including the process for applying for scholarship competitions, including scholarships offered via ITS. Please note that there is no automatic funding entitlement. To be eligible for scholarships, candidates must first hold an offer of a place on the programme.

Campus visits
In addition to the annual Open Day, we welcome individuals to visit throughout the year. Prospective students can also view the presentations from the Open Day:

For further information including how to apply
Please visit the ITS website for further information, click on the Apply button below.

Enquiries can also be made via the ITS Admissions Co-ordinator
Tel:     +44 (0)113 343 5353

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