Institute for Transport Studies

Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations

A free online course introducing how the transport sector can develop infrastructures that meet the needs of a 21st century population.

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Top 10 in the world

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

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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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Three academics from the Faculty of Environment have been awarded Fellowships…

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International

Leeds has been recognised as one of the world's most international universities.

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New research from the Institute for Transport Studies uses chauffeured…

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Mumbai 2019

As part of the World Conference on Transport Research, alumni and friends of ITS are invited to this event.

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Choice Modelling Centre (CMC) & Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) research seminar with speaker Professor Michel Bierlaire, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

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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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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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