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Fees and funding
A number of competitive EPSRC studentships are normally available for candidates liable to pay fees at the UK/EU rate.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) also awards competitive scholarships for postgraduate study, for details visit www.theiet.org
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.
Telecommunications with Business MSc
The Telecommunications with Business MSc at UCL is an exciting programme designed to address the market need for highly skilled technical managers in the ICT and telecommunications industry that have a broad knowledge across both technology and business.
What will I learn?
Students benefit from the established and highly successful portfolio of telecommunications courses, combined with four specially designed business courses. These business courses draw on the experience of leading experts from Industry and academia in the area of business planning, financial and management accounting, regulation, marketing and product management.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL has considerable experience in running combined technical and business education for high potential candidates. This programme builds on the success of the department's 'Communications for Industry' programme which has been providing technical courses for over 15 years.
Our research and teaching ethos is based on understanding the fundamentals and working at the forefront of technology development.
We maintain strong industrial links in all our postgraduate activities and much of our research is funded through the UK Research Councils, the EU and industry in the UK and overseas.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years (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).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, 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. Individuals with significant industrial experience (and without such a qualification) may also be considered.
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 expected that demand for this programme will be very high. We are therefore operating a pre-screening process, prior to formal application. To fill in the pre-apply form, please visit www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/masters/msc-telecoms-with-business-pre-apply
Please note that this does not constitute a formal application. Following initial consideration of your pre-application and a telephone or video interview, you will be invited to make a formal application using the UCL standard application form.
We accept applications from late November through to 2 August 2013 and students are advised to apply as early as possible. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This programme is aimed at both recent graduates and those with experience who seek accelerated progression to senior management and technical positions. We welcome applications from those with a variety of backgrounds in engineering and the physical sciences.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Telecommunications with Business at graduate level
- why you want to study Telecommunications with Business 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
- your personal statement should also include a technical summary of your final year project including the aims and technical achievements
Successful graduates of this programme will have developed the advanced technical skills necessary for management careers in the ICT and telecommunications industry, and will be highly attractive to employers across a very diverse range of sectors.
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: