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Digital Communications Systems MSc

Programme information

Modern information systems continue to transform and progress the ease with which information can be accessed across the globe and to underpin digital society and economy.

This programme is aimed at recent engineering, physics and computer science graduates and/or those with a number of years’ industry experience in the communications industry who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of this key specialism in order to progress their careers.

Entry requirements

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

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

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.


You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

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. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 £9,000 £20,500

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.


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

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.