Taught course

Railway Studies

University of York · Centre for Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

Normally students will be expected to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject area. CLL will also favourably consider any student previously awarded a BA/BSc in any subject, and with evidence of recent HE level study in this area.

As a Centre based upon the cornerstone of open access, CLL will also seek to ensure that those without the qualifications highlighted above, but with the obvious ability to succeed, have the opportunity to engage.

In such instances, the presentation of a critical essay in the field of Railway Studies may be requested and considered by the admissions panel; CLL reserves the right to ask any student for academic work to support their application.

Any student may be called to interview.

Students must have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in Writing (or equivalent). Details of the requirements for distance learning students can be found at English language requirements: distance learning 2017/18

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Railways Studies is designed to give students an alternative perspective on railway history, and the course will provide a better understanding of how academics have investigated the social, cultural, political, business, economic, and technological aspects of British railway history between 1825 and the 21st century.

Information for international students

Please see the University Website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see department website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator