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 new rail lines. Considering the huge global growth in new railway lines, this presents exciting opportunities for graduates. In particular, industry growth has created a shortage of skilled railway engineers and thus salaries have grown rapidly in recent years.

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 complimented by engineering management material that is 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. Furthermore, the project management modules are delivered by the same academics who teach on the internationally leading Engineering Project Management MSc.

Study Details:

12 months full time, 24 months part time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules
MSc Dissertation 60 credits
Transport Infrastructure Strategy 15 credits
Project Management 15 credits
Risk Management 15 credits
Railway Track Infrastructure Design 15 credits
Railway Engineering and Planning 15 credits
Transport Resilience 15 credits
Railway Investment Appraisal 15 credits
Railway Signalling and Control 15 credits

Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

Upon graduation you may expect to find employment in a range of roles across the railway construction industry, as a railway engineer, planning engineer or project manager among many others. Opportunities also exist with multidisciplinary consulting organisations, while many of our graduates return to work for government agencies and other large client organisations.

Examples of graduate destinations:

  • Ministry of Prisons KSA
  • Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong
  • African Development Bank
  • Ghana Highways Authority
  • TATA Steel
  • Network Rail
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Mace Group
  • M+W Shanghai Co.
  • Damac Properties
  • China State Railways
  • Keller Ground Engineering


Fees are listed on our website

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.

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