A futuristic connected world, where we increasingly interact with smart objects, on-body, in buildings, in cities and in distant, harsher environments, was once science fiction. This is now a reality: parts of buildings can now interact with each other, smart vehicles can be autonomously controlled and humans can interact with all these using smart phones and wearables.

This innovative Internet of Things (IoT) MSc programme will help you adapt to become one of the highly skilled and in-demand engineers who are able to fully exploit the potential that these technologies offer.

The Internet of Things (IoT) focuses on a vision of more connected, different, things (or digital devices) than in previous visions of the Internet. More ‘things’ are part of the physical world that connect to form smart environments. Humans are constantly increasing the frequency and range of ‘things’ (sensors, tags, cards, phones, actuator, wearables) they interact with in the world. Machine-to-machine interaction will allow more physical things to interact with other things without human intervention for scalability.

The MSc in IoT is designed to meet the demand for a new kind of IT specialist and skills, those who can:

  •   engineer new interactive products – things;
  •   acquire, fuse and process the data they collect from things;
  •   interact with, and interconnect these things as part of larger, more diverse, systems.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

Module Details:

 Semester 1 – 4 modules

  • Introduction to IOT
  • Enabling Communication Technologies for IOT
  • Applied Statistics

Plus one from the following:

  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data Processing
  • Data Mining

Semester 2 – 4 modules

  • Mobile Services
  • Data Mining
  • Security and Authenticaton
  • Data Analytics

One from the following:

  • The Semantic Web
  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Cloud Computing

Semester 3

  • Project (mandatory; must pass)

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Student Destinations

– £37,166 – is average salary of our postgraduates on completing their course
– 400+ employees and training organisations visited the campus last year
– 325+ students placed into 45 local charities under our award-winning QProjects scheme (Guardian employability initiative of the year 2014)


Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £9,250 Part time £4,650 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £19,500 Part time £9,750

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirement for the MSc in Internet of Things is the equivalent of a British first or good second class honours degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Maths, Physics or related disciplines is required. We will assess your suitability for the programme individually.

Good knowledge of computer programming (in a modern procedural language such as C or in an Object-oriented programming language such as C++,Java or Python) is highly recommended for students. Otherwise, students will need to select Advanced Program Design as the optional module for the first semester in order to fulfill the requirements for the remaining modules.

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