14 months
21960 GBP/year
15557 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Railway Systems Engineering and Integration programme from University of Birmingham provides an all-round level of knowledge and education and equips the next generation of industry leaders. 

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Graduates of the Railway Systems Engineering and Integration programme from University of Birmingham   design, build, operate and manage successfully the sophisticated subsystems and complex interfaces characterising existing and new railways. The full-time programme comprises of classroom taught modules and coursework modules, scheduled over a period of 8 months. Part-time students follow the same syllabus as full-time students but complete the taught modules in a sequence that best suits their work-commitments. The MSc strand requires the submission of a dissertation that is based on a significant amount of independent research.

Many participants are experienced railway engineers and managers, sponsored by their employers, but the programme also allows new entrants to the railway industry to familiarise themselves with the specialist disciplines involved in railway systems engineering, while also gaining an insight into the complex interactions between subsystems.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced project 
  • Business and People Management 
  • Electrification and Traction System 
  • Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Systems
  • Railway Control and Digital Systems
  • Railway Operations, Management and Planning 
  • Systems Engineering and Ergonomics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline for full time study is 31st MayApplication deadline for part time study is 30th June


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Engineering, Physics, Economics or Mathematics).
  • All applicants will be asked to attend an interview to support their application and determine their suitability to the programme.
  • Practical experience will also be taken into account. If you have no or limited industry experience you will be required to attend the introductory course. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25620 GBP for the full programme during 14 months.
  • National

    15557 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18150 GBP for the full programme during 14 months.


  • MSc without Integrated Presessional Programme - MSc full-time £16,470
  • PG Dip full-time £10,980
  • PG Cert full-time £5,490


  • MSc without Integrated Presessional Programme - MSc full-time £23,940
  • PG Dip full-time £15,960
  • PG Cert full-time £7,980

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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