Research course

Railway Systems Integration

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Railway Systems Integration MRes programme prepares you for a career in research and development in railway businesses and companies supplying railways with advanced technical and operational systems. By developing analytical and research skills, the course can also serve as a stepping stone to doctoral studies.

The Railway Systems Integration 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. Students benefit from participating in both the fundamental and applied research carried out within the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), and from the world-leading educational programmes offered by the Centre.

Two-thirds of this course comprises a major, individual research project, carried out in any aspect of railway research relevant to the activities of the Centre, and often in collaboration with an industrial partner. One-third consists of taught modules. As a result, you will gain a thorough understanding of recent developments in railway research and of the industry’s needs for new and emerging technologies. You will also acquire the skills to apply these developments in your research project.

Projects are usually undertaken in collaboration with industry, making them highly attractive for applied R&D projects. At the same time, students learn more about specific technical and management issues relevant to the railway industry. Key benefits include the broad range of research topics available, from highly-technical projects to those focusing on business/policy issues.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pg-admissions-eng@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 3344