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MSc Communications Engineering

University of York

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Communications is one of the most exciting and rapidly-expanding subjects in engineering, with the internet and mobile phones revolutionising life for many people over the last few decades.

Increasingly, the internet and mobile telephone networks are converging, and an understanding of both systems, and the diverse information they carry, is required to fully appreciate the issues in modern digital communications.

Develop your ability to fully appreciate these complex communications systems. It is taught by internationally leading experts from our well-established Communication Technologies who draw on their wealth of experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to be an effective engineer.

You will cover the latest techniques and issues in modern communications systems, along with a thorough grounding in the required technical and mathematical backgrounds, with an emphasis on wireless communications, signal processing, and cutting-edge technologies. You will be exposed to a balanced picture of modern communications technology and networks to obtain a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of radio communication techniques, signal processing and network protocols. You will have the opportunity to design and optimise communication networks and learn about new techniques and technologies as they are developed.

You'll become an attractive candidate for employers throughout the field of modern communications. You will leave with experience in designing and building industry-standard tools, managing projects and teams, and conducting innovative research working at the cutting edge of communications.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Careers and skills

Typical career paths might include: mobile communications industry (research and development, RF system design, coding, software radio, multiple access and networking, test and evaluation procedures, test-bed development, analogue and digital component design), information technology (signal processing, protocols, security, coding, hardware design), and in many industries applying communication technologies.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 97 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    140 70%

    18th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    25th

    23

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