Taught course

Railway Studies

University of York · Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore an exciting breadth of academic discourse on the history of British railways between 1825 and 2010.

This unique Masters programme covers a range of perspectives crossing social, cultural, political, business, economic and technological boundaries. You'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of the railway in history, and the broader impact of historical events on the transport and mobility industry.

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, and you'll follow a series of interactive and flexible modules.

This interdisciplinary course will enable you to analyse a range of materials and participate in lively forums and discussion sessions with a supportive and knowledgeable discipline expert. As well as engaging with key themes and debates on Britain's railways, you'll gain skills in independent research and analysis, and produce a dissertation on a topic of choice within railway, transport and mobility history.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator