Railways throughout the world play a key social and economic role in societies. They are complex systems and are constantly adapting to change. Many are experiencing substantial growth in patronage due to ever increasing economic prosperity and urbanisation - the result is a need for greater connectivity among urban centres and communities, while facing increasing industry complexity and new challenges.
Across the world, railways are coming under increasing pressure particularly as means of intercity transport (prompting the rapid expansion of High Speed Rail) and urban transportation with the growth of cities.
On the one hand, this has led to a welcome increase in business, but on the other hand, it has increased the complexity of ongoing challenges. Holistic, multi-disciplinary solutions need to be developed to meet the challenges of capacity, congestion or reliability within finite resource budgets and complex industry structures.
The UK has a shortage of railway professionals, which are needed to develop and deliver the plans for significant railway infrastructure investment. The job market will be buoyant for graduates of this Masters course.
Upon graduation, you may find employment in a range of roles across the transport industry, as a policy analyst, economist, strategic operations manager or planner among many others.
This Railway Operations, Management and Policy course at University of Leeds is interdisciplinary in nature and will equip you with the necessary skills to make a real contribution to the changes needed on our railways.
- Shaping Future Transport Systems
- Transport Data Collection and Analysis
- Railway Operations and Management
- Railway Policy
- Railway Investment Appraisal
- Transport Dissertation
- Transport Integrated Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as Engineering, Maths, Economics, Management (and any other Business-related degree), Environmental science (having a mathematical component), Transportation.
- Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience plus experience in the sector will also be considered.
The Institute for Transport Studies offers a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.