Study shows masters rise

The number of students working towards a transport masters degree rose by 16 per cent this year.

The Transport Planning Society (TPS)'s annual census of 12 universities recorded 395 full-time equivalent students, up 53 on last year. Of these, 228 are from the UK, a rise of 16 per cent.

TPS board member with responsibility for skills Martin Richards said: "UK courses continue to be highly regarded by students and UK employers, who are supporting 350 individuals in their first, second or third year of full or part-time courses."

But Richards warned that changes to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's funding will see the present number of 54 full-time students drop substantially next year unless the DfT comes up with an alternative bursary scheme.

The census covered courses at Cardiff, Loughborough, Napier, Newcastle and Oxford Brookes Universities, the Universities of Leeds, Newcastle, Salford, Southampton, the West of England and Westminster, Imperial College and University College London.

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