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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 world of telecommunications is one of the fastest developing in the areas of science and technology. The Telecommunications MSc at UCL covers various aspects of modern telecommunication systems together with the background necessary to understand such systems, and is continuously updated to reflect the rapid changes in the field.
What will I learn?
Students develop a comprehensive understanding of the key technologies, network architectures, and systems that make up a modern, telecommunications network. Specific topics include telecommunications systems, communications technologies, network design and planning, data networks and architectures, next generation architectures and business aspects of telecommunications.
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. Our research and teaching ethos is based on understanding the fundamentals and working at the forefront of technology development.
This MSc programme is taught by UCL's telecommunications experts with contributions from industrial and government specialists, and is dedicated to the task of training engineers and managers in the telecommunications industry.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year (flexible 3-5 years)
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
An exit-level Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.
An exit-level Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, laboratory and workshop sessions, seminars, tutorials and project work. All of the programme lecturers carry out leading research in the subjects they are teaching. Student performance is assessed through unseen written examination, coursework, design exercises and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
Normally 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
It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process. We accept applications from November through to 2 August 2013 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.
Who can apply?
The programme is aimed at graduates who wish to move into this exciting field. Applications are welcomed from high-quality graduates of electronic engineering, computer science and other related disciplines and from candidates with appropriate industrial experience.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Telecommunications at graduate level
- why you want to study Telecommunications at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- how you envisage your career path after the MSc
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- Nokia: Engineer
- Huawei: Communication Project Manager
- Intracom Telecom: Software Engineer
- France Telecom: Telecommunications Engineer
- Cosmote SA: Telecoms Engineer
- Telekom Malaysia: Engineer
- Zimmonds International Communications: Analysis Engineer
- Motorola Pakistan: Senior Engineer
- Cundall Johnson & Partners: Electrical Engineer
- You Phone: GSM Senior Executive
- Retis S.p.A.: Validation Test Engineer
- Ericsson: UK Graduate Systems Engineer
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: