Transport

Award titles

MSc Transport

Open to applications

MSc Transport and Business Management

Open to applications

Key information

Start date: October 2018
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
3 years part-time

Applications for 2018

Open to applications for 2018 entry
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Overview

These intercollegiate courses provide a thorough understanding of the movement of people and goods, and of techniques for analysing transport problems as well as developing and implementing measures for resolving them.

These MSc courses are offered jointly with University College London (UCL).

They provide a thorough understanding of the movement of people and goods, and of techniques for analysing transport problems and evaluating measures for resolving them.

They prepare students for work in the fields of planning, engineering, operations, policy and research.

All of our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists.

Many of our students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD.

Part-time study

All of our MSc courses are also offered on a part-time basis. Methods of study may include:

  • One day per week over three years
  • One and a half days per week over two years
  • Term release

The term release option normally involves attendance in the autumn term of one year and the spring term of a second year, but this may vary from one course to another, depending on your personal circumstances.

Study programme

All of our MSc courses last one calendar year, comprising two terms of taught examinable material followed by a research dissertation.

Professional accreditation

This Master's degree is quadruple accredited by the following organisations:

The current accreditation agreements are due to be renewed for students starting their studies in the 2020–21 academic year. The Department expects to be accredited into the future.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Main stream (full-time)

Core modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Dissertation (see below)
  • Transport and its Context
  • Transport Demand and its Modelling
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Engineering and Operations
  • Transport Policy
Research Dissertation

The dissertation is undertaken with regular guidance from a College supervisor, by private study or by arrangement at your place of employment.

Please contact the relevant course director for details of the part-time arrangements for each course.

Optional modules

You take four optional modules from below.

  • Advanced Transport Modelling
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Freight Transport
  • Highway Engineering
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Ports and Maritime Transport
  • Public Transport
  • Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning
  • Railway Management, Operation and Engineering
  • Road Traffic Theory and its Application
  • Transport, Environmental Impacts and Safety

Main stream (part-time)

Introductory sessions

All new students attend compulsory sessions during the first two weeks of term.

Two-years part-time

You complete three core modules in Autumn of your first year, and then complete the remaining core modules in Autumn of year two.

You choose two optional modules per year to be studied in the Spring term, as well as selecting a research dissertation topic during the Spring term of first year. You then continue work on your research dissertation in the Spring term of second year.

Three-years part-time

You complete two core modules each year alongisde two optional modules in years one and two, and one optional module in year three. The core modules are taken in the Autumn terms and optional modules in the Spring terms.

The research dissertation topic is chosen in Spring year two, and completed during Spring year three.

Business stream (full-time)

Core modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • Business Law and Environments
  • Innovation in Civil Engineering
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Dissertation (see below)
  • Transport and its Context
  • Transport Demand and its Modelling
  • Transport Economics
Research Dissertation

The dissertation is undertaken with regular guidance from a College supervisor, by private study or by arrangement at your place of employment.

Please contact the relevant course director for details of the part-time arrangements for each course.

Optional modules

You take two optional modules from below.

  • Advanced Transport Modelling
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Design of Accessible Transport Systems
  • Freight Transport
  • Highway Engineering
  • Ports and Maritime Transport
  • Public Transport
  • Quantitative Techniques for Transport Engineering and Planning
  • Railway Management, Operation and Engineering
  • Transport, Environmental Impacts and Safety

Business stream (part-time)

Introductory sessions

All new students attend compulsory sessions during the first two weeks of term.

Two-years part-time

You complete three core modules in Autum year one and five core modules in year two (three in Autumn and two in Spring). The optional modules are completed in Spring year one.

The Research Dissertation topic is chosen in Spring year one and completed during Spring year two.

Three-years part-time

You complete two core modules per year in the first two years and four core modules in year three. You complete  two optional modules in the Spring of years one and two.

The Research Dissertation topic is chosen in Spring year two and completed during Spring year three.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Anonymous feedback evaluations
  • Blackboard Learn (VLE)
  • Computer laboratory sessions
  • Group coursework
  • Group Discussions and Group work
  • Individual research project
  • Individual research project
  • Lectures
  • Online assignments and coursework
  • Practical work
  • Presentation skills
  • Progress tests
  • Research Methodology teaching
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Site Visits
  • Tutorials

Assessment methods

  • A research dissertation and poster
  • Group projects and presentations
  • Individual and group coursework assignments
  • Written examinations

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
Full-time £12,500
Part-time (two years) £6,250 per year*
Part-time (three years) £4,167 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
Full-time £30,000
Part-time (two years) £15,000 per year*
Part-time (three years) £10,000 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences, numerate disciplines.

Additionally, an A-level in Mathematics at grade B is required.

Relevant industrial/professional experience may also be considered.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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