With multiple high speed rail and metro projects a high priority for economies in the UK and around the world over the coming decades and an existing international infrastructure of railways under increasing pressure, high quality graduates are in high demand and a railway related degree opens access to a wealth of exciting international employment possibilities.

Our taught programmes are delivered by academics and industrialists to blend theory with practise and are producing the next generation of system thinking railway engineers and professionals who will be at the forefront of transforming what railways offer in the future. 

Undergraduate degree courses

Postgraduate degree courses


Rhianne Evans, PhD student said: 

"With support from brilliant academics and industrialists together with access to first-class facilities, simulation technology and access to working infrastructure, I can recommend the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education as the place to complete a PhD in railway related research."

Practical Ergonomics for Railway Systems - Short Programme
7-11 December 2015 - £600
Practical Ergonomics for Railway Systems is a 5-day short course offered by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education designed around a week-long group assignment. Classroom teaching takes place in the morning and the afternoons are devoted to applying the lessons learnt to an investigation of a real world ergonomics issue.

Register online here.


For more information about our railway engineering courses, please contact:

Professor Felix Schmid
Director of Education, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education 

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 414 5138
Fax: +44 (0) 121 414 4291

Joy Grey
Programmes administrator 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4342
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 4291