Explore an exciting breadth of academic discourse on the history of British railways between 1825 and 2010.
During your studies, you will join a vibrant online community of students from around the world to learn outside of the traditional classroom. You'll engage with your peers and a dedicated academic via intuitive technology that requires only basic IT skills to follow a series of interactive and flexible modules.
This interdisciplinary course will enable you to analyse key themes and material on Britain's railways and participate in lively forums and discussion sessions with a supportive discipline expert. You'll gain independent research and analysis skills and produce a dissertation on a topic of your choice within railway, transport and mobility history.
Careers and skills
This Railway Studies (online) programme from University of York is ideal for people with an enthusiasm for British railway, transport and mobility history that would like to mature their interest into a deeper understanding of how scholars have understood and debated these subjects.
You will develop a range of highly transferable employability skills and a critical sensibility that transfers across many disciplines and professions. You'll be able to lead varied tasks and projects that evidence your flexibility to prospective employers, or for further graduate study.
Graduates of this MA will have built the foundations for pursuing higher-level research projects and careers in a variety of industries including:
- Historical writing and law
- Museums sector
- Higher education teaching and research
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- The Coming of the Railways to Britain, 1825-1900
- The Declining Profitability of the Railway Industry, 1870-1914
- British Railway Workers, 1825-1921
- The Role of the Railways: Railways and Government, 1905-1945
- The Railways and Society: The Railways After the Second World War, 1945-1979
- Privatising British Rail, 1979-2010
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesTransport Management View 4 other Masters in Transport Management in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Typically you'll be a graduate in a related subject area. We favourably consider students with a BA/BSc award in any subject and evidence of recent higher education level of study in this area.
- We are committed to ensuring open access and will seek to ensure those without the qualifications highlighted above, but with evident ability to succeed, have the opportunity to study. In such instances, you may be asked to submit a 1,500-word critical essay in the field of Railway Studies for consideration of the admissions panel. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis following the University's Equal Opportunities policy.
International3040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3040 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA3040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3040 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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.
Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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