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 a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 modules of optional modules.

Elective modules

Students choose a minimum of 1 module and a maximum of 2 modules


The following pathways demonstrate possible choices of Optional modules.

General pathway
Analytics-focused pathway
Management pathway

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