UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Urban Railways MSc

This MSc provides you with new transferable skills (including big data management and system integration skills) required for the 21st-century urban railways

High speed train

Many of the modules and the dissertation are based on real-world problems, with much interaction with London-based practitioners. The programme improves your employability in the rail industry, while providing essential skills to those envisaging careers in general transport areas.

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Course information

The programme consists of 180 credits in total, made up of eight taught modules worth 15 credits each, and a major research project worth 60 credits. A postgraduate diploma (120 credits) or a postgraduate certificate (60 credits) is also offered if the research project is omitted.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Students choose either 30 or 45 credits of optional modules.

Elective modules

The sum of the credits from Compulsory, Optional and Elective modules has to be 180. Students will take elective modules to make up the difference between the sum of their Compulsory and Optional module credits and 180.


The following pathways demonstrate possible choices of Optional modules.

General pathway
Analytics-focused pathway
Management pathway

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