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Satellite Communications Engineering

This programme is designed to give you the specialist multidisciplinary skills required for careers in the satellite and space industries. Industry participates in the MSc programme in both lecturing and projects, and facilitates excellent engagement for our students. Graduation from this programme will therefore make you very attractive to the relevant space-related industries that employ over 6,500 people in the UK alone.

Entry requirements

An honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from aUK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Course modules

Example module listing: Digital communications; space dynamics and missions; space systems design; antennas and propagation; principles of telecommunications and packet networks; satellite communications fundamentals; RF systems and circuit design; data and internet networking; advanced guidance, navigation and control; launch vehicles and propulsion; network and service management and control; advanced satellite communication techniques; spacecraft structures and mechanisms; standard project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of formal written examinations, taken at the end of each semester, and coursework assignments.


Please note these fees are for the academic year only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 60 Months

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