Taught course

Urban Railways

UCL - University College London · Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc provides you with new transferable skills (including big data management and system integration skills) required for the 21st-century urban railways. Many of the modules and the dissertation are based on real-world problems, with much interaction with London-based practitioners. The programme improves your employability in the rail industry, while providing essential skills to those envisaging careers in general transport areas.

Developed with our industry collaborators, our MSc in Urban Railways is not a traditional knowledge/teaching-based programme but focuses on new transferable skills and the visionary-thinking capabilities required for urban railways. The programme also includes group work and scenario-based exercises.

Hosted by UCL Railway Research Group, a leading research group in railway operation, optimisation and management, the programme offers a wide range of opportunities to students to interact with London-based railway practitioners.

Students also benefit from UCL\'s wide and in-depth portfolio of Master's programmes; they can take modules from other UCL Master's programmes to strengthen their speciality in their chosen subjects.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
      part time
      24 months
        60 months


        This programme will be delivered by a selection of taught modules, a week-long intensive module, and one-to-one or group tutorials. There will be much input from industry practitioners. Assessment will range from group project presentations, coursework, and examinations to essays and a compulsory dissertation over the last term.

        Course contact details

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