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Master of Transportation Sciences

Hasselt University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
September 2022
Application deadline: 1st September (EEA-citizens)

About this program

Master of Transportation Sciences

A modern and international transport system is important for moving people and goods in a local, regional and international context. Transportation is inherently connected to economic growth and the environment but also to urban liveability and health. A continuous increase in traffic volumes for passenger transport and freight forwarding transport, leads to major challenges concerning land use, impact on urban areas, traffic safety issues, traffic flow, atmospheric pollution and travel behaviour.

Since transportation is so multi-faceted, the master of Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University has a multi-disciplinary take on transportation including psychological, social, urban, environmental and infrastructural aspects. Students approach the current and future transportation challenges from different angles, integrating knowledge and skills from different domains.

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Admission requirements


All applicants should hold at least a university degree or a diploma of higher education equivalent to an (academic) bachelor’s degree.


Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be certified by one of the below mentioned tests. Native speakers or holders of a degree, obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests.

Foor further information on admissions requirements, please visit the university wesite.

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Program content


Traffic Safety

  • In-Depth Crash Investigation
  • Road Safety in the South
  • Road Safety Audit

Transport Policy & Planning

  • Transport Organisation
  • Strategic Transportation Planning

Scholarships & funding

VLIR-UOS Scholarships: ICP Connect: Master of Transportation Sciences Traffic Safety

The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) offers 10 scholarships for our Master’s programme "Master of Transportation Sciences - Traffic Safety"

Master Mind scholarships

Master Mind scholarship is a scholarship programme by the Flemish Government (for outstanding students only)

For further information on available scholarships, please visit the university webstie.

Program delivery

An interactive and integrative study approach

In the first semester students from different complementary backgrounds(e.g. Engineering, Social Sciences, Urban Planning) are introduced to fundamental concepts in behaviour, infrastructure, policy, technological advances and transportation modelling. In parallel and together with fellow students you immediately apply what you learn to the case of an international mega-city such as Jakarta, Lima, Dar Es Salaam or Ho Chi Minh City.

The second semester is focused on research skills and specialisation with a choice between Traffic Safety or Transport Policy and Planning. At the core of the second master's year are an intensive 10-week internship and the master thesis, with the option to spend an entire semester abroad for data collection and gaining work experience.

A pronounced international orientation

Since transportation is a cross-border field, it is also important to focus on international aspects of this domain. As a Master in Transportation Sciences we offer you an opportunity to regularly interact with international experts in their field. You can also exchange views and experiences with fellow students from all over the world.


Standard Fee: € 253,60


Master of Transportation Sciences (120 ECTS)

Career paths

Transportation is a dynamic field and career opportunities are on the rise worldwide in the private and public sector including government agencies, road and transport authorities, transport operators, and local and international consulting agencies. Our alumni are typically employed as senior transportation planning professionals, public transport managers, traffic safety consultants or to research new transportation systems and technology. Are you looking for an exciting job, offering many career opportunities, then a master’s degree in Transportation Sciences is the right choice for you!

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Hasselt University

Hasselt University is an innovative university which has a pronounced international orientation. It stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. This is reflected by its ranking amongst the best 2%...

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Hasselt University

Martelarenlaan, 42
3500 Hasselt

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