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Course Overview

This course assesses the opportunities to develop a sustainable transport system in Britain and elsewhere. It questions whether mobility is a fundamental human right; whether we can rely on technological solutions to mitigate environmental problems from transport; how the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of new transport infrastructure can be traded off against each other; the role of spatial structure in the development of sustainable transport systems and the extent to which urban and rural challenges require fundamentally different solutions.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mark Beecroft
  • Dr Caitlin Cottrill

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or MSc Data Analysis Visualisation and Communication (Studied)
  • Either GG3570 Concepts in Human Geography (Passed) or MSc Data Analysis Visualisation and Communication (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Introducing transport geography; transport trends; transport policy in Scotland, England and Europe; transport and the environment; travel behaviour change; rural transport and accessibility, active travel, transport scheme appraisal

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Coursework (40%) plus 1 two-hour exam (60%).

A resit for this course is not normally available until the following academic year.

Formative Assessment

There is no stand alone formative assessment. Coursework incorporates peer assessment.


Students will all receive individual written feedback on their essay using G&E's comments sheets. Verbal feedback on exam performance will be provided on request.

Course Learning Outcomes


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