Institute for Transport Studies

Northern universities to tackle transport emissions

Leeds scientists are leading a research network of northern universities to find new ways to rapidly decarbonise UK transport.

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12th in the world

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

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Careers and employability
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Railway Operations, Management and Policy MSc

Our course will give you the expertise to develop and evaluate a variety of solutions to problems facing the railway industry

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Institute for Transport Studies

The Institute for Transport Studies is one of the UK's leading departments for transport teaching and research. We deliver internationally excellent research outputs, which impact upon transport policy and practice, and contribute to the wider economy and society. Our research feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your field from world-leading researchers.

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Our flexible degrees taught with the School of Geography and School of Civil Engineering will broaden your mind, and your career options.

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You’ll experience research-led teaching with opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world transport challenges.

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Working alongside passionate and inspiring industry experts, you’ll conduct research that could change the face of transport.

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Upgrade the skills of your workforce or push yourself to learn something new with our industry accredited short courses.

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The Government has today confirmed funding to create one of the most advanced…

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Research led by the Institute for Transport Studies, has been included as a…

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Virtual reality (VR) is becoming the new normal at the University of Leeds,…

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Last month thirteen delegates from the Institute of Transport Studies…

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We provide businesses with access to our talented students through a free end-to-end, managed recruitment service.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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