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Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

Cardiff University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The aim of this course is to provide, at an advanced level, knowledge and skills in wireless and microwave communication engineering with the addition of specialist skills in business and entrepreneurship. It is designed to meet the urgent need for specialists trained in this field. This course aims to provide you with key, advanced level knowledge and skills that will allow you to succeed in the rapidly growing wireless and microwave communication industry. You will also develop research skills and other related abilities, enhancing your general engineering competency, employability, and providing you with an excellent platform for career development, whether that be within industry or academic research. In addition, modules delivered by Cardiff University’s internationally recognised Business School will allow you the opportunity to gain valuable skills in entrepreneurship and an insight into what’s involved in starting your own business.

Course structure

This course is presented as a one-year, full-time Master's level programme. The programme takes place over two stages: In Part 1, you follow taught modules to the value of 120 credits, whilst Part 2 consists of a Dissertation or research project based module worth 60 credits.

Learning and assessment

A wide range of teaching styles will be used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme, and you will be required to attend lectures and participate in examples classes. A 10-credit module represents approximately 100 hours of study in total, which includes 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment. At the dissertation stage, you will be allocated a supervisor in the relevant field of research whom you should expect to meet with regularly. Dissertation topics are presented via the Alacrity Foundation. Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback. Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of modules is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, plus University examinations set in January and May. Examinations count for 60%–70% of assessment in Stage 1 of the programme, depending on the options chosen, the remainder being largely project work and pieces of coursework. Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher.

Career prospects

Career prospects are generally excellent with graduating students following paths either into research, business or related industry. After graduating, a number of students start their own businesses. In terms of research, Cardiff University has many electrical, electronic and microwave related research areas that require PhD students if you wish to undertake further postgraduate study.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Subject rankings

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    31st out of 122 6

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  • Graduate prospects

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    78 78%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

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    3.94 79%

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    95 95%

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    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

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