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Railway Systems Integration MRes

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Combined research and taught




CODE P1198

How long it takes:

55 weeks full-time or 2 years part-time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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The programme includes a three-week short course “Introductory Terminology and Communication for Railways” which prepares you for your forthcoming study.


Programme content

In addition to the research project, worth 120 credits, you will study topics related to Research
Skills and the Research Environment for 30 credits. Your will also select one or two technical
modules, each worth 10 credits, and one or two management modules, also worth 10 credits,
to complement your choice of technical modules.


Core modules

  • Terminology and Communication for Railways – non credit
  • Research Skills and Research Environment – 30 credits
  • Research Project – 120 credits


Typical Optional Technical modules

  • Railway Rolling Stock Systems Design – 10 credits
  • Railway Traction Systems Design – 10 credits
  • Railway Infrastructure and Track Systems – 10 credits
  • Railway Control Systems Engineering – 10 credits
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors for Railways – 10 credits


Typical Optional Management modules

  • Strategic Management of Railway Operations – 10 credits
  • Systems Engineering and Integration for Dependability – 10 credits
  • Railway Economics and Technology Management – 10 credits

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

Graduates of this programme are in demand to implement new technologies and policies within the railway or related industries. They are also sought-after by academic and commercial institutions for further research and development.


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