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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

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

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)
Overseas:
£29,460 (FT) £14,830 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students 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.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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.

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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Telecommunications with Business MSc

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 relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial needs

Fleming Scholarship

Value:
£4,000(1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Advisor, KPMG Luxembourg (2012)
  • Network Consulting Engineer, Cisco (2012)
  • Associate, PwC (2013)
  • Account Manager, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (2013)
  • Marketing Director, Ucloud, China (2013)

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.

Why 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.

Student / staff ratios › 41 staff › 80 taught students › 140 research students

Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Application and next steps

Applications

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?

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31
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.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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.

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