Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.
The Institute for Transport Studies offers three types of research degrees, including a PhD, split-site PhD, and MPhil.
The range of careers open to you once you’ve finished your PhD is broad. Our doctoral graduates have secured positions with organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Atkins Global, Systra Ltd, and the Institute of Transportation Economics.
of our research
is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, latest REF
Postgraduate research at the Institute for Transport Studies
Immersive simulation and visualisation facility
Guidance and support
Understanding the economics of rail transport demand, supply, operation and control
Links with industry
You’ll benefit from our close working relationships with a large number of key companies and academic institutions in the UK and overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to attend industry talks, seminars and conferences where you’ll meet and network with colleagues from industry and academia.