University of York: Railway Studies (online)

InstitutionUniversity of York
Department Centre for Lifelong Learning
Telephone 01904 328482
Study type Taught


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.


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