Telecommunications Engineering MSc

Entry requirements:
1 year
Not available
Start date:
October 2018
UK/EU fees:
International fees:



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Engineers with a good knowledge of telecommunications are much sought after and careers in this industry offer both high rewards and opportunities to work on the latest technical advances.

Our specialised curriculum will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop next generation Telecommunication systems.

As fresh technologies emerge in this ever-expanding field, you will have the essential formal theory and confidence in your practical skills to support your long-term career development.

You will use professional network performance measurement equipment during the programme. Experimental work on network performance measurement and network abuse detection is undertaken with a testbed that may be used in appropriate projects.

Telecommunications Engineering is regularly updated to accommodate scale, data-rate and security changes. Core study areas include Advanced Telecommunications Techniques, Communication Networks, Software defined radio, network security, and communications channels and a specialist research project, supervised by experts in the field. Optional study areas include Antennas, Multimedia and communication networks and information theory.

The Telecommunications Engineering programme is delivered by experts in the field who are research active and usually known for their work and contributions to the discipline. Loughborough university is a top ten institution that rewards excellence. This environment can seriously improve your chances of finding a rewarding and worthwhile career. 


Brand new in 2017 as part of Loughborough’s investment in excellence, the STEM LAB is 3,500m2 of modern, energy efficient, co-located and shared science and engineering teaching laboratories, incorporating engineering design and workshop facilities for students will be available to our Masters students from 2018. Facilities of particular importance to you are the 3D-Printing Suite, the Engineering Machine Workshop and the Electronics Laboratory. Here you will be assisted by the best engineers in the UK to create your project hardware and allow you to produce meaningful advanced results. 
During 2017 and 2018 the Wolfson School will refurbish all lecture theatres and work areas to be used by you. These new spaces will have state of the art audio visual combined with designed acoustic environments. 
Loughborough is a great place to learn from experts in the field. Loughborough is a great place to build and test your experimental research projects. Loughborough offers the very latest in learning environments staffed by people who are well trained and up to date. 
The school is also investing in software defined radio and this, combined with LabView/Matlab will be available. 
Students on the programme have access to industry standard software and hardware including equipment provided by Texas Instruments, National Instruments, Anritsu and many other leaders in technology. There is a range of anechoic chambers including  one of the largest microwave chambers at any UK university.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic/electrical engineering, computer science/engineering, physics or related applied science.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

What you'll study


Our team are expecting to offer the following modules, core and optional for the 2018 cycle. New modules are also under discussion so minor changes should be anticipated.

Compulsory modules

  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing
  • Communication Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio
  • Communication Network Security
  • Advanced Telecommunications Techniques
  • Communication Channels
  • Project in Telecommunications

Optional modules

  • Personal Radio Communications
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Antennas
  • Multimedia over Networks

Your personal and professional development

We like our students to hit the ground running in their first days at work and be useful from day one. To achieve this, we make great efforts to give you state of the art knowledge combined with key engineering skills.

Future career prospects

Job opportunities include both senior technical and managerial activities in the fields of communications engineering including high speed digital design, communication systems engineering, software/firmware engineering, algorithm development and signal processing engineering.

Fees and funding


Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.