MSc Transport - London Bus
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc


Explore the movement of people and goods to prepare for a career in operations, engineering or transport planning.

Prepare for a career in planning, designing, managing and delivering transport infrastructure and services

Explore the future of transport systems and urban mobility

Develop your communication and management skills through individual and group projects

Course key facts

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or other numerate disciplines

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Course overview

This advanced graduate programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the modern transport sector.

Understand the causes and motivations behind the movement of people and goods across the wide range of available modes of transport.

Become part of a global community of thousands of graduates who have embarked on their transport careers after completing our postgraduate courses.

Discover the techniques used to analyse transport problems before exploring the policies and measures required to resolve such problems.

You will learn to evaluate transport projects and policies, considering the political, social, environment, commercial and financial issues involved.

Our programme is a career-orientated and will cover theoretical background, practical design, and analysis considerations central to the concepts of efficiency, safety, security, and sustainability.

This course will equip you for further PhD research in this specialist area or a future career in transport planning, engineering, operations, management or policy.

Choosing your stream

You have the option of choosing between two streams. You should consider which stream is right for you according to your career aims and background. If an offer of admission is made, it will correspond to a specific stream. Switching streams is not possible once you have commenced your studies.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

Complete an independent piece of research exploring a specialist transport issue under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Online quizzes
  • Computing labs
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Design projects
  • Individual research project

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework and exams
  • Project

  • 60% Coursework
  • 40% Exams

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Design project blueprints
    Lab reports
  • Group projects and presentations
  • Design projects
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Research dissertation and poster

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


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

Overseas fee

2024 entry


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

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Learn essential communication, management, and problem-solving skills while pursuing this accredited degree.

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Develop the skills necessary to research a PhD.

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Our graduates often pursue further study in master's programs or doctoral research.

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Graduates are highly sought after for employment in areas as diverse as transport planning, engineering, and operations.

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Other potential career paths are in management, policy and research.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications