Links with Industry
This programme was developed in consultation with practitioners in the transport modelling sector, to ensure that its graduates will be highly employable. Many consultancies, local authority planning departments and other organizations in the transport industry have expressed interest in this new programme.
Jacobs, one of the world's leading professional services firms, has pledged their support for this new course by offering two prizes for academic excellence, a commitment to engage with students through lectures and workshops, and an invitation to students on the course to attend the Summer Placements they run each year around the UK.
Many of Jacobs' current Directors and Senior Professionals are Institute for Transport Studies alumni, and Jacobs has offered places to some of our Transport Masters students.
Within the transport sector, Jacobs sees mathematical modelling as an active, growing and technically specialist discipline that will be of immense value to them as an employer. Jacobs' support will help to allow mathematical modelling students access to the widest range of software on the market. As one of the leading transport modelling consultancies in the UK, and internationally, Jacobs recognises the value the skills developed in this programme will bring to the transport planning field.
Our graduates work across the private and public sectors, and a degree from the Institute for Transport Studies opens up a range of opportunities to develop a challenging and rewarding career.
97% of our recent graduates secured employment in a professional or managerial role, or continued with further studies six months within graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey www.hesa.ac.uk).
Our students are highly sought after and have a good reputation with a variety of organisations. Common careers include those in transport consultancies, government, academia, regulatory bodies, transport operators, logistics companies, not-for-profit and international agencies.
Some students are already employed when taking their degree, whilst others will be helped to gain employment, and may receive a job offer before or shortly after graduation. To facilitate this, the Institute for Transport Studies has close working relationships with a number of organisations and many employers visit campus each year to interview our students for graduate schemes and other vacancies. We also regularly circulates specific job vacancies to students.
This programme also provides an ideal foundation for a PhD, whether in transport or in other areas of applied mathematical modelling and analysis of socio-technical systems. Our world-class research staff are available to discuss opportunities for further study.
Read more about graduate employability at the Institute for Transport Studies.
You’ll be provided with a wide range of support geared towards helping you secure the right employment after graduation.
Each year there are a number of events provided both by the Institute for Transport Studies and the University’s Careers Centre. We have a dedicated Careers Consultant from the Careers Centre who works with our students, delivering bespoke presentations and one-to-one consultations with students on their career plans.
We also invite alumni back to share their experiences of developing a career in the transport sector.