Communication Engineering MSc

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Degree awarded: MSc

Duration: 12 months full-time

Entry requirements:

The standard academic entry requirements for a Masters course will be a minimum of an upper second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline.

Applicants should have previously studied communication engineering fundamentals and also have good programming skills (ie C++, Java, MATLAB).


Contact email:

Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 4701

How to apply: Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

This course provides an up-to-date view of communication systems and networking, including RF and microwave systems design. The syllabus covers:

  • digital communication theory,
  • signal processing tools,
  • microwave and optical circuit design techniques,
  • system level design of sensors,
  • mobile and optical communication networks.

The course is aimed at those with some previous undergraduate knowledge of communication engineering wanting to enhance their skills to an advanced level for a career in the communications industry. The course also serves as an excellent introduction for those wanting to pursue a career in research or wanting to study for a PhD.


The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

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