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MSc Transport

MSc Transport and Business Management

MSc Transport and Sustainable Development – suspended for 2016 entry

 
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 or 3 years part-time
Start date: October 2016
LocationSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
 

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.

About the course

Overview

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.

Structure

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

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

Modules

  • Advanced transport modelling
  • Air traffic management
  • Asset management, project planning and maintenance
  • Design of accessible transport systems
  • Design of roads, rail, bridges, tunnels and embankments
  • Freight transport
  • Highway engineering
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Ports and maritime transport
  • Public transport
  • Quantitative methods
  • Quantitative techniques for transport engineering and planning
  • Road traffic theory and its application
  • Special project
  • Transport and its context
  • Transport and the environment
  • Transport demand and its modelling
  • Transport economics
  • Transport engineering and operations
  • Transport policy
  • Transport safety
  • Understanding and modelling travel behaviour
  • Urban street planning and design
  • Add-on module: Business management

MSc course add-on Business Management module

This MSc course offers an add-on module of business management, which comprises 120 hours of study as an alternative to the corresponding amount of engineering study.

This four-unit module equips you with the skills needed to work in competitive business environments in the civil engineering industry. It is suitable for those who wish to combine a technical competence in their chosen field with a grasp of the principles of business management. The module is designed to complement core material in the MSc courses.

Further details are available from the Department (cvenquiries@imperial.ac.uk).

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.

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (particularly in subjects such as civil engineering, as well as other branches of engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences and other numerate disciplines).

Applicants with relevant industrial and 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 for then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2016 entry:
  • £11,000 full-time
  • £5,500 per year two years part-time*
  • £3,667 per year three years part-time*

Islands and overseas students

2016 entry:
  • £27,900 full-time
  • £13,950 per year two years part-time*
  • £9,300 per year three years part-time*

*Please note that if you are studying this course part time, the fee beyond the first year will increase by an inflationary amount.

Government funding

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

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Please note that students studying the course part-time over three years will not be eligible for the Postgraduate Master's Loan. 

Funding from Imperial

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.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

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.

Further information

Find out more about the MSc Transport cluster, including more detailed course content.