Taught course

Railway Engineering with Project Management

University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied. Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered.

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 will be considered for candidates with at least one year’s relevant experience.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Combining core railway knowledge with project management, our Railway Engineering with Project Management MSc (Eng) will prepare you to construct and operate the world’s most important rail lines.

Considering the global growth in rail, this presents exciting opportunities for graduates as industry growth has created an acute shortage of skilled railway engineers and project managers.

This Masters degree is unique due to its focus on multidisciplinary teaching. The core technical material covers the entire railway system, rather than focusing on an individual engineering area. It is then complemented by the engineering management material at the forefront of the discipline.

Teaching combines expertise across two of the University of Leeds’s world-leading institutes: the Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration and the Institute for Transport Studies.

Throughout the programme, you'll be taught by staff who are professionally experienced and have the latest research expertise, equipping you with the practical and professional skills that are sought after in industry.

Why study at Leeds:

  • Our globally-renowned research conducted collaboratively with industry feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking in relevant areas such as signalling, railway track design, transport investment appraisal and project management.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in critical areas sought after in industry such as project management, railway engineering and transport strategy.
  • Conduct your own individual research project as part of your course and gain experience in researching and managing a project based on real-world issues.
  • Access research-grade equipment and specialist facilities that will enhance your learning throughout the course.
  • Experience excellent practical and theoretical teaching delivered by a programme team with a wealth of expertise and industrial experience, and who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research as part of the Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration, the Institute for Transport Studies and Project Management research groups.
  • Master the most up-to-date practices and techniques recognised in industry on a course that has been directly informed and advised by the Industrial Advisory Committee and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 2262