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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Transport Policy and Business Management & MSc Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Programme title Transport Policy and Business Management/ Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning
Programme code CVPT32/42, CVPT35/25
Length of programme Part-time, minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:44:50 BST

1. Programme Aims

To provide an opportunity for both experienced personnel, and students who have recently obtained a first degree in the relevant fields, to study Transport Policy and Business Management or Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning. The viewpoints taken in the course will allow graduates to play a significant role in subsequent employment.

By the end of the programmes students will have:

  • a critical awareness of relevant research findings in order to identify and foster best practice and

Students on the Transport Policy and Business Management Programme will have:

  • developed knowledge of the issues, theories and methods appropriate to the  transport industry from a  planning and business management perspective and
  • specialised knowledge in particular areas and/or aspects of the transport industry and an appreciation of the implications for best practice

Students on the Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning Programme will have:

  • developed knowledge of the issues, theories and methods appropriate to the  transport sector from a travel planning perspective and
  • specialised knowledge in particular areas and/or aspects of sustainable transport and of the travel planning process and an appreciation of the implications for best practice.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The benchmark standards which have been devised for transport programmes have been based on relevant accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, the Self-Assessment Document produced for the QAA's External Subject Review of Transport Studies programmes (November 2000), the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and the University's current Learning and Teaching Strategy.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and competence in:

  • Research methods applicable to Transport subjects
  • The evolution and influence of policy measures on the transport environment
  • The strategic and management issues pertinent to the transport sector

Additionally for students studying Transport Policy and Business Management

  • The context of and the techniques utilised in transport planning
  • Economic theory and appraisal techniques relevant to transport

Additionally for students studying Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning:

  • Travel behaviour and travel planning
  • Appraisal techniques utilised in transport
  • Marketing techniques to influence travel behaviour.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • collect, express and arrange the requirements of a task or project, in any of the disciplines relevant to the programme.
  • recognise, and apply, the specialist knowledge that needs to be exploited to determine solutions to problems.
  • demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative assessment skills that permit study of the emergent properties of any development strategy.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge, through teaching or research.
  • Study the implications of decisions that contribute to understanding how viewpoints can be narrowed or widened to determine acceptable levels of performance, in cases where there are complex relationships between the outcomes desired, or regarded as necessary.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Quantify items for trade-off
  • Communicate (orally and written)
  • Take responsibility for time-management
  • Contribute to team-working
  • Provide leadership
  • Maintain documentation and perform configuration control duties.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Modules available prior to the 2012-13 academic year: 

Module title

Code

Credit weighting

Semester

Transport Policy and Business Management

Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning

 

 

 

 

CVPT32/42

CVPT35/25

Transport Policy & Planning

CVP093

20

1

C

C

Transport Business Strategy and Management

CVP096

20

1

C

C

Applied Research Methods 1

CVP086

10

1

C

C

Applied Research Methods 2

CVP088

10

2

C

C

Travel Behaviour and Travel Planning

CVP085

20

2

C

C

Transport Services Marketing

CVP089

20

2

C

C

Transport and the Environment

CVP077

10

1

C

C

Sustainable Cities and Transport

CVP078

10

2

C

C

Research Project

CVP097

60

1 and 2

C

X

Project

CVP090

60

1 and 2

X

C

C = compulsory, X = not available on this programme 

 

4.2 Modules available 2012-13 onwards: 

Module title

Code

Credit weighting

Semester

 

 

 

 

Transport Policy & Planning

CVP093 *

15

1

Transport  Business Management & Finance

CVP079 (CVP096)

15

2

Quantitative Methods for Transport

CVP080 (CVP088)

15

2

Transport and the Environment

CVP081 (CVP077)

15

1

Transport Services Marketing

CVP084 (CVP089)

15

1

Sustainable Cities and Transport

CVP087 (CVP078)

15

2

Research & Communication

CVP321 (CVP086)

15

1

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

BSP047

15

2

Transport Research Project

CVP097

60

1 and 2

Modules with codes in brackets or asterisked indicate that these are replacement modules for those in previous regulations and may not be repeated. 

Specified modules may be substituted by approved credit transfers from other programmes or institutions. 

Candidates will take taught modules with a total weighting of 120 credits selected from both 2.1.and 2.2 as appropriate, and be enrolled on the Transport Research Project module (60 credits). 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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