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.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years
  • Flexible 3-5 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £16,200
  • UK/EU Part-time: £8,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £28,600
  • Overseas Part-time: £14,400

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


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.


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).

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
  • Strategy, Marketing and Product Management
  • Finance and Business Environment
  • Customer Service, Operations and Planning
  • Organisational Design, People Management and Innovation

Options

  • Options may include the following:
  • Mobile Communications Systems
  • Interactive Multimedia Systems
  • Network and Services Management
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Introduction to IP Networks
  • Network Planning and Operations

Dissertation/report

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:


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

Scholarships available for this department

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Fleming Scholarship

The Fleming Scholarship is named after the first head of our Department here at UCL, Sir John Ambrose Fleming,who is often known as the 'father of modern electronics' for his invention of the thermionic valve. The scholarship is awarded to the student entering the department with the best school/college examination performance, who qualifies for UK/EU fees status.

GREAT/UCL Scholarship

This is a joint programme part funded through GREAT funds and through contributions made by UK Universities. GREAT is a part of the UK Government’s campaign to show to the world the best of the UK, and UCL has 8 master's courses which are eligible for inclusion. No separate appliction is required; all eligible students will be assessed by their department.

Childcare Support Grant

Selection based solely on financial need.

Graduate Support Bursary

For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme . Selection based solely on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

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-application 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 early December through to 1 August 2014.

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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Career

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.

Employability

This programme gives students a high level of networking opportunities through the range of visiting speakers from the telecoms and ICT industry. Students engage with these speakers in classroom discussions and have the opportunity to undertake their research projects in collaboration with several of the companies (e.g. Orange Labs, PwC and BT). The programme’s mix of technical and business content gives the students a unique advantage when seeking jobs. Examples of successful placements include KPMG, Cisco, and BT.


Next steps

Contact

E&E Enquiries

T: +44 (0)20 7679 7612

Department

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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