The Railway Systems Integration programme at University of Birmingham prepares postgraduates for careers in research and development in railway businesses and companies supplying railways with advanced technical and operational systems. By developing your analytical skills and research know-how, the programme can also serve as a stepping stone to doctoral studies.
The MRes offers a unique opportunity for students to undertake a research-based Masters degree together with technical study in a relevant railway systems or engineering subject.
The programme comprises 3 classroom taught technology oriented modules and a research skills module that consists of three main elements, namely, reviewing literature, analysing data and modelling the behaviour of technical systems.
Two thirds of the period of study are devoted to independent research that is documented in a substantial thesis. Part-time students follow the same syllabus as full-time students but complete the taught modules and the thesis in a sequence that best suits their work commitments.
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More informationVisit official programme website
- Terminology and Communication for Railways
- Research Skills and Research Environment –
- Research Project
- Railway Rolling Stock Systems Design
- Railway Traction Systems Design
- Railway Infrastructure and Track Systems
- 14 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesTransport Management View 43 other Masters in Transport Management in United Kingdom
- The normal entrance qualification for MRes study is a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, physics, engineering, mathematics or economics).
International24180 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24180 GBP per year and a duration of 14 months.
EU/EEA6060 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6060 GBP per year and a duration of 14 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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