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Fees and funding
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) awards competitive scholarships for postgraduate study, for details visit www.theiet.org
Please visit the UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering Scholarships website for more information on funding.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
The Telecommunications MRes is a one-year research degree dealing with areas of technology and systems related to telecommunications, communications technology and the next generation of IP support networks. This prestigious programme offers significant research content alongside taught courses strongly linked to industrial requirements.
What will I learn?
Students develop an advanced understanding of the architectures and components that are used to construct a broadband network. The programme offers an overview of the network structures used to build telecommunications networks, enables students to specialise in a specific area of telecommunications, and includes a substantial research project.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering is one of the most highly rated electronic engineering research departments in the UK. It is the oldest in England, founded in 1885 with Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, the inventor of the thermionic valve and the left-hand and right-hand rules, as the first head of department.
Our research and teaching ethos is based on understanding the fundamentals and working at the forefront of technology development.
We cover a wide range of areas from materials and devices to photonics, radar, optical and wireless systems, electronics and medical electronics, and communications networks.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a research project (105 credits).
All students undertake a substantial research project working in association with one of the research groups at UCL or a collaborating industrial research laboratory.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Student performance is assessed through unseen written examination, coursework (written and design assignments) and the substantial research project, which is assessed by dissertation and presentations.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. We accept applications from November for the following academic year, and students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process.
Who can apply?
The MRes is aimed at high-calibre candidates wishing to pursue a research career in industry or academia. Our graduates are highly regarded in the telecommunications industry and a significant number continue their research to PhD level. There is exceptionally strong industry demand for engineers with this research skills base.
Recent graduates from communications programmes at UCL include:
- Realtime Content: Senior Developer
- Nottingham Trent University: Researcher
- Nokia UK Ltd: Senior Software Engineer (Imaging Scientist)
- QinetiQ: Research Scientist
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: