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MSc Communications Engineering

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • 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

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,720per 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

    22nd

  • Campus address

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

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 97 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    143 71%

    17th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    2nd

    2

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