Transport Planning and the Environment MSc; Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules

MSc: 12 months full time; 24 - 48 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time *
International: full time £15,490 part time fees

*Please note that the part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis, and include an annual administration fee.

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme is designed for those who wish to work in the transport profession and have an understanding of transport, environmental intrusion, its measurement and mitigation. It draws on the latest research in these areas, some of which is being carried out by Newcastle's Transport Operations Research Group. The course will provide a sound overview of the transport profession, with specific teaching about air pollution and the modelling of emissions.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng / BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.  See for further information.  The programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).  See for further information. The degree also meets the academic requirements for the Transport Planning Professional Qualification. See for further details.


Ten taught modules are chosen. These will mostly be transport modules but it may be possible to choose modules from other subject areas with approval of the Degree Programme Director. You must also undertake a research project written up as a dissertation.

The programme includes a study tour to Europe to examine the different approaches to transport management in other countries, to see the operation of various public transport systems and to study the principles behind advanced transport planning software.

Find out  more detailed information about the programme modules

Individual modules can be taken on a stand-alone basis as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

+Entrance Requirements

A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any engineering or science subject, geography, town planning or maths. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a qualification in a different subject to those listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification and those who have significant, relevant industry experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 6.0 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based with a minimum of: 24 in writing and speaking; and 21 in reading and listening), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There are two intakes for this programme each year - one in September and one in January.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Academic Secretary (Transport Engineering)
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6547*

*Telephone calls for the Academic Secretary are relayed through a RNID Typetalk Relay Assistant.

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Civil Engineering.