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What will I learn?

Overview

The Railway Research is led by Professor Peter Woodward who has been involved in rail track developments for over a decade. Peter and his team investigate the main issues for modern rail networks which include the need to cope with more traffic, heavier loads and higher speeds. These demands are common across the world and academics at the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society are at the forefront of industrially relevant research in the UK for solving these issues. The researchers can offer numerical and experimental analysis of rail track under many different simulated conditions. It has a proven history of experience in the field with its practical applications and has recently benefited from £0.5 million worth of funding to continue with its important research.

Which department am I in?

Heriot-Watt University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£15,672.00 (US$ 21,570) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Edinburgh Campus

Riccarton,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For most of our Masters level programmes we require a good first degree with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) or above in a relevant subject. Students require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element or an acceptable equivalent.

For international students

Self-funded or externally-funded prospective students can apply for a place of study at any time throughout the year, with decisions being based on the experience and potential of the applicant and the fit of the research proposal to the School's strategic priorities. English Language requirements : Students require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element or an acceptable equivalent. TOEFL IBT with overall score of 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a world-leading institution ranked in the top 350 Universities worldwide.

  • Five campuses across the world
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes
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  • 2018 International University of the Year (THE)