M.Sc. On Campus

Railway Operations, Management and Policy

University of Leeds

12 months
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The Railway Operations, Management and Policy course from University of Leeds will expand your existing knowledge, equipping you with the skills to develop and evaluate solutions to railway problems and make a real contribution to the challenges of our railways worldwide. 


Taught by leading researchers with an international reputation, this Railway Operations, Management and Policy course from the University of Leeds has been designed following close consultation with industry to help prepare you for a rewarding career. 

Career opportunities

A degree from Leeds and the experience you'll gain here will give you the edge to find the career you want. Your course will give you the experience and knowledge that employers are looking for to help you secure a job.

The UK has a shortage of railway professionals, which are needed to develop and deliver the plans for significant railway infrastructure investment.

Examples of alumni job roles include:

  • Project Leader, Chilean State Railways
  • Information Coordinator, Network Rail

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Shaping Future Transport Systems
  • Transport Data Collection and Analysis
  • Railway Operations and Management
  • Railway Policy
  • Railway Investment Appraisal
  • Transport Dissertation
  • Transport Integrated Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to) engineering, maths, economics, management (and any other business-related degree), environmental science, and transportation.
  • Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience plus experience in the sector will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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