Institute for Transport Studies

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Railway Operations, Management and Policy MSc

Railways throughout the world play a key social and economic role and are constantly adapting to change. Our new course will inspire and equip you to develop and evaluate a variety of solutions

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Whether you’re a current student or graduate, there are many ways to get involved with our alumni community through networking activities

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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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Driving simulator at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

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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Electric vehicles

Professor Jillian Anable from the Institute for Transport Studies at the…

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Earlier this month, Masters students from the Institute for Transport Studies…

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Jesus Vergara Temprado and Kate Palmer, winners of 2018 Piers Sellers PhD Prize

Two students from the Faculty of Environment were awarded the Piers Sellers…

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In early June 2018, ITS staff and students studied commuter exposure to fine…

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Professor Hai-Sui Yu FREng
 Deputy Vice-Chancellor and
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Geoscience seminar with speaker Professor Hai-Sui Yu FREng - Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Leeds.

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Institute for Transport Studies seminar with speaker Professor Karen Lucas.

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Postgraduate open day env

Our open days are a great way to discover more about your desired subject area, our fantastic facilities on campus, and life at Leeds.

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As a graduate of the Institute you are one of our most important advocates, and we are always delighted to hear from our former students.

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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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