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.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

 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
  • Advanced Individual Project

Student Destinations

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.


UK/EU £6,600; International £18,950

Entry Requirements

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

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