Transport and Planning at Cardiff University - UCAS

Cardiff University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Transport and Planning (Taught)

Course summary

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to create the transport systems of the future. Transport touches almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives and our MSc Transport and Planning programme (recognised by the RTPI and CIHT) encourages you to address the challenges ahead for developing the transport systems of tomorrow. Spanning the disciplines of transport analysis, economics and policy, you will acquire the knowledge and critical understanding to make a significant contribution to the development, scrutiny and management of transport and urban systems. After graduation, you will be well-placed to make your mark in the industry and help transform and innovate transport planning, improving the economic, social, health and environmental well-being of people and places. You’ll receive a broad education with a focus on enabling you to:

  • Explain and demonstrate the principles and practice of transport scheme appraisal and evaluation.
  • Collect, retrieve, analyse and interpret data to better understand travel behaviour and aid in the development and assessment of transport policies.
  • Grasp the principles and key characteristics of transport planning models and related analysis techniques used in the development, design and assessment of transport policies, plans and schemes.
  • Comprehend the key aspects of sustainable travel options and their promotion to individual transport users to improve economic, social and environment sustainability.
  • Explore the policy and administrative frameworks within which transport schemes are developed, assessed, financed, monitored, and reviewed.
  • Examine the legal and regulatory frameworks within which transport planners work.
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). This course is approved by the TPP Professional Standards Committee as meeting the educational requirements for the Transport Planning Professional qualification. Accreditations
  • Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Entry requirements

Typically, you will need to have either: a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as geography, architecture, planning, transport, engineering, science and social science or an equivalent international degree. a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification. or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference. The reference must be provided by your employer to evidence that you currently work in an area relevant to the programme. This should be signed, dated and less than six months old at the time you submit your application. For further information, please visit the course page on our website:

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Transport and Planning at Cardiff University - UCAS