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Faculty of Environment Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Top reasons to study here

  • Vision statement - "to be recognised as the world leader in transport-related teaching and research."
  • Mission statement - "to advance the understanding of transport activity, operations and use".
  • Values statement - the Institute believes that its values are core to the continuation of its success and that being a member of ITS.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)



The Centre for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds was formed in 1966 as a joint initiative of the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Economic Studies, with financial support for academic posts from Shell International and from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.


No matter how specific your research we have facilities for you. This includes some unusual specialist ones, like our two computerised simulators.

ITS is a leading international centre for transport research. It is particularly notable for the breadth and depth of research, the international quality of which has been verified by Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) stretching back over a period of 20 years.

The research is sponsored by a variety of organisations, including the UK Department for Transport, the European Commission, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. ITS was also the first academic unit in Britain to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation for research management.


Not only are we committed to giving you the best possible education, we help with employability too. Our award-winning Careers Centre supports you in finding work during and after your course, as well as giving you skills for the future.

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Student services

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Housing services

At the University of Leeds we understand the importance of finding the right living environment to help you settle in, study effectively and enjoy a good social life. In our accommodation, you can experience a real home away from home.

Library services

In the UK, with more than 4,000 study places if you need somewhere quiet to work.

On the main campus our three libraries, the Brotherton Library, Edward Boyle Library and the newly refurbished Health Sciences Library, provide a variety of different working environments. They all house IT clusters too, alongside access to the University wireless network if you want to work on your laptop

ICT services

Email, file storage and a fast internet connection are the least you can expect from IT facilities at the University of Leeds our first class facilities are some of the most extensive of any UK university.

Student Life

Campus life

Life as a student can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times of your life. A lot of it is down to what you make of it, but it's also down to what your university has to offer and at Leeds we've got outstanding study and sporting facilities and support to help you excel. So, first things first:

  • Our staff
  • Personal tutoring
  • Computer and IT
  • Libraries
  • Virtual learning environment
  • Student welfare
  • Equality service
  • Sport
  • A great student city

Sports facilities

We are continually investing in our sports facilities both on and off campus whether youre interested in rowing, ultimate Frisbee or climbing youll find what youre looking for.

Our high quality facilities include our flagship £12.2m fitness centre The Edge, located on our city centre campus. The Edge boasts a 25m eight-lane swimming pool with a movable floor and we have swimming lessons for children and adults, as well as a sauna and steam room so you can relax after a workout.

Student clubs

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