Civil Engineering (Transport)

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:36 months
StudyQA ranking:1172

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PhD supervision is normally available in the following areas:

Freight and traffic loading; public transport management and operations; traffic management and control; road traffic safety and accident analysis; transport emissions and the environment; transport telematics and image processing; intelligent transport systems (ITS); travel behaviour; highway design and engineering; operating speed models; environmental impact and monitoring of transport activities.

Examples of specific project areas and titles may be obtained from our postgraduate brochure, or our research projects website.

General staff interests include: transport emissions and the environment; highway engineering, safety and accident analysis; transport telematics and ITS; transport studies, travel behaviour; transport studies, safety and transport modelling.


The Transport Operations Research Group has weekly seminars during term time at which staff, current PhD students and invited speakers make presentations. The main research themes presently being pursued deal with transport telematics, public transport, transport and the environment, pollution and congestion, road-user charging and infrastructure, and most research students are working in one of these areas. Opportunities arise for students to make presentations at conferences, and the group arranges attendance at the Universities Transport Study Group Annual Conference.

Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.


An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject.

Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme, applicants will be informed of this in the offer letter.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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