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Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering (MRes)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MRes course aims to provide you with an excellent platform for career development, whether that be within industry or academic research. You will be taught advanced level knowledge and skills that will allow you to succeed in the rapidly growing wireless and microwave communication industry, while also enhancing your research skills.

You will develop expertise in new and evolving areas of microwave engineering including mobile communications and the medical applications of microwaves. You will improve your advanced computer-aided design, measurement and characterisation skills. The course will also offer modules in:

  • radio frequency engineering
  • advanced fabrication and test
  • commercialising innovation
  • non-linear RF design and concepts.

You will also have the opportunity to complete an independent project as part of an intensive research stage, putting you in a strong position for a possible future in academic or industrial research. If you do not wish to undertake a research project, you can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate, thus maximising accessibility whether you are working in industry or higher education.

Distinctive features

This MRes course will include:

  • the opportunity to enhance your independent research skills and to undertake a substantial research project
  • you will learn in a research-led teaching institution, taught by staff in one of the highest ranked university units in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • the opportunity to work in modern facilities commensurate with a top-class research university
  • the opportunity to learn in an environment graded as Silver standard in the first TEF assessment, meaning that the University "consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK Higher Education"
  • participation of research-active staff in programme design and delivery
  • master’s level teaching complemented by guest lectures from industrial professionals
  • a research group atmosphere where students can enhance each other’s learning experience.

Upon graduation, you will have the training, skillsets and hands-on experience you need to succeed in this dynamic and highly competitive field, and will have a distinct edge when applying for PhD studentships or employment in industry.

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University information

Cardiff University

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

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

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