Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Rail and Logistics

This courses aims to develop students knowledge, skills and understanding in rail operations and management, rail asset management and public engagement, and rail technical management and engineering. It focuses on the growing interest in rail freight services, specifically the importance of rail freight practices and logistics policy in securing a more sustainable future.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical or mechanical related engineering subjects (such as automotive, aeronautical and design engineering), maths, physics, systems design, economics, geography, management science, marketing or law; applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications who have significant, relevant industry experience will be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Rail management, economics and planning; rail systems and research skills; freight transport logistics; multimodal transport policy and practice; rail freight operations and management; railway environment and energy; rail safety and security; rail major project. Optional modules: operations management and economics (OME); technical management and engineering (TME); asset management and public engagement (AMPE).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 11 months
PgCert Full-time - 11 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months
PgCert Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Rail Education Group Manager, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
Telephone number: 
0191 208 3976