Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Mobile Communications

School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

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

MSc

Mobile Communications

School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

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

Programme information

We work closely with industry and understand the skills and knowledge required to operate successfully in the field of communications. Our specialised curriculum covers the principles and techniques involved in modern mobile and mobile and will equip you with the toolset needed to design and develop future generation mobile systems. As fresh technologies emerge, you will have the essential theory and mobile communications, the practical skills to support your long-term career development.

Core study areas include fundamentals of digital signal processing, personal radio communications, information theory and coding, communication channels and a specialist research project, supervised by experts in the field.

Facilities

Importantly, the course is supported by the Centre for Mobile Communications Research and by way of advanced projects encourages access to staff and post-doctoral researchers who are part of our University’s thriving academic community. State-of-the-art testing and measurement systems related to communications engineering support this concentration of expertise.

Careers and further study

Gaining this masters degree shows potential employers that you have achieved the highly developed and complex levels of knowledge, which enable you to develop in-depth and creative responses to hardware and software technical challenges in this field.

Entry qualification

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree in electronic / electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification.

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries are available each year for UK/EU and international students who meet the criteria for award. For full details visit our fees and scholarships pages.

Programme modules

All modules on the programme are compulsory. Together they form an intensive and comprehensive curriculum of the principles and techniques required to design and develop next generation mobile communication systems, enabling successful students to contribute effectively in a commercial environment.

Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing 
  • Personal Radio Communications
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Communication Channels
Semester 2
  • Research Project
  • Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio
  • Mobile Network Technologies 
  • Antennas
Summer
  • Advanced Individual Project
 

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

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. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 (Laboratory-based) £6,600 £18,950

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.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.