Professional course Transport Policy and Finance
Page last updated 24 October 2023
This course can count towards the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning
This module is designed to develop your understanding of transport policy-making, considered in the context of social, environmental and technological change. You will examine the nature of transport policies at different levels of governance and the role of stakeholder engagement in developing transport policies.
You will evaluate how transport issues cut across all aspects of social policy, considering the needs of different sectors, different transport modes, and different population groups. The module also examines options for funding and financing investment in the transport sector.
There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to undertake this course as a stand-alone CPD course without the optional module assessment.
If you wish to complete the course assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience.
We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
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Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course, or used to build up credits towards the following named postgraduate qualification by completing the module assessment:
- PG Diploma or Masters in Transport Engineering and Planning
On completion of this module, students are able to:
- Enter into a sophisticated debate about the key challenges presented by increasingly mobile societies and economies worldwide and the appropriate responses for transport planning and finance
- Critically comment on the role of transport and how it interacts with other policy sectors
- Explain the objectives, contexts, institutions and practices of transport policy and finance and identify contrasts between international examples
- Explain how policy, finance and regulation operate in respect of a range of modes of transport
- Critically analyse the concept of sustainable transport through application to the current transport system
Learning and Teaching
The module will be delivered through a series of interactive lectures and workshops.
This module will involve 6 hours direct contact time, per session, accross one semester.
Each 15 credit course (module) is expected to take 150 hours to complete.
- 36 hrs directed contact learning
- 36 hrs independent study
- 78 hrs assessment, including preparation
The assessment for this course includes a presentation and project report. In previous years, the presentation and project have involved students developing and communicating a transport strategy for a context of their choosing.
View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.
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Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
|Cohort October 2023||Time||Location|
|Tuesdays 10, 24 October, 11, 21 November, 05 December 2023, 09 January 2024||10:00-17:00||Frencay Campus|
All prices are VAT exempt.
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UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.
How to apply
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As this module carries university accreditation, please note that once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university:
- An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
- A brief personal statement to support your application
- A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
- A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
For further information
- Email: For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or telephone number below.
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