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Railway Systems Integration

University of Birmingham

M.Res.
14 months
Duration
24180 GBP/year
6060 GBP/year
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About

This Railway Systems Integration is an interdisciplinary programme offered by University of Birmingham that combines a major research project with technical studies that build on prior academic study or industrial experience in a relevant subject area.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal entrance qualification for MRes study is a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, physics, engineering, mathematics or economics).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24180 GBP per year and a duration of 14 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6060 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6060 GBP per year and a duration of 14 months.

Funding

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