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Liverpool John Moores University

Telecommunications Engineering

The MSc in Telecommunications Engineering is designed to develop engineers for the telecommunications industry who are able to design, commission, and manage telecommunications systems.

The programme benefits from being delivered by academics from LJMU’s School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, the General Engineering Research Institute (GERI) and the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

The course team has strong industrial links and has established an international research profile. This is reflected in the programme securing accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - formerly the IEE - to meet its requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

The course covers radio frequency and microwave technologies, electronics and communications technologies, computer networks and wireless computing, and management.

The curriculum emphasises the application of the technologies and as such the course is supported by modern systems of modelling and simulation, an extensive laboratory programme and lectures from industrial experts.

You will have an opportunity to complete industrially-based projects and work experience in the areas of microwave, optical sensing, instrumentation, antenna design, etc.

Most of the MSc projects are undertaken in the Radio Frequency and Microwave research group within the General Engineering Research Institute. Research interests are concentrated into six main areas: Radio Frequency and Microwave (RFM) Applications, Underwater Communications, Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) and wireless Applications, Sustainable Technologies, Non-destructive sensing and Terahertz laser sources.

LJMU’s international reputation in this field is reflected in the substantial research funds secured from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Department of Trade and Industry, Envirolink, European Community and directly from industry including BP, United Utilities, Organon, Protensive, MercaChem and Biotage, Aspen Electronic, Anritsu and NEL.

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School.

English language requirements

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Course modules

  • Digital communications systems
  • Wireless networks and technologies
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Networks and protocols
  • Transmission media
  • Research skills
  • Modelling with Matlab and Simulink
  • MSc project
  • Advanced signal processing
  • Operations research
  • Safety and reliability
  • Project management
  • Programming for engineering
  • LabVIEW
  • Professional and leadership skills


You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time £ 12,660 (Academic year) International 1 Years

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