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Wireless Communications and Networking

The Wireless Communications and Networking programme is designed to address the rapidly increasing demand for qualified engineers and managers with well equipped knowledge in wireless and mobile communication systems and networks. This one-year programme offers six-month taught modules covering a wide range of subjects from fundamental information and communications technology (ICT) to contemporary developments in wireless and mobile industry. It also includes a six-month individual project with opportunities of participating in the project provided by industry. This programme is suitable for those who want to develop the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in these specific and related areas.

The delivery of the programme is fully supported by the dedicated facilities in the Electronic Engineering Department and across the University, such as teaching and computing laboratories, and the involvement of experienced member of staff. Our research facilities in the Adaptive Communications and Networks Research Group and Wireless Network Laboratory are also available for use on MSc projects. To ensure its continuing relevance the programme is monitored by an industrial steering committee which includes representatives from major employers.

Entry requirements

A first or good second class Honours Degree from a UK academic organisation in a relevant engineering field, science or closely related discipline. Qualifications from outside the UK or a combination of qualifications and experience will also be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.

Course modules

This MSc integrates a taught component of eight modules plus a major project and a project preparation module, constituting in total 180 credits. Taught modules and examinations/assessments are completed during six months, October to March. After successful completion students may then progress to the six month individual research project during April to October. The project is either undertaken in an industrial laboratory or at the University, often with guidance and direction from industrial partners.

Assessment methods

The taught section of the programme is assessed by formal examinations, course work and case studies. The project is assessed through a dissertation, an oral presentation (viva) and an assessment by the project supervisor. Further details are available on the individual module specifications.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 16,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,600 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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