Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT)
- £22,350 (FT)
- All applicants:
- 1 August 2015
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.
English language requirement: Standard
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.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
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.
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).
- Professional Development Module: Transferable Skills
- Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
- RF Circuits and Devices
- Optical Transmission and Networks
- Network and Services Management
- Next Generation Networks
- Mobile Communications Systems
- Introduction to IP Networks
- Internet Multimedia Systems
- Communications Systems Modelling
- Broadband Technologies and Components
- Data Networks and Protocols
- Advanced Photonic Devices
- Network Planning and Operations
- Radar Systems
- Photonic Sub-systems
- Antennas and Propagation
- Telecommunications Business Environment
- Software for Network Services and Design
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.
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.
- 1 year
- Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.
- 1 year
- The scholarship is awarded to the student entering the department with the best school/college examination performance, who qualifies for UK/EU fees status.
- 1 year
- Prospective graduate students from India applying to one of the following courses: Management MSc, Economics MSc, Construction Economics and Management MSc, Technology Entrepreneurship MSc, LLM, Telecommunications MSc, Drug Discovery and Development MSc,or Cancer MSc.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
Recent graduates have done on to become university researchers, and senior software engineers and research scientists at companies including Nokia UK Ltd and QinetiQ.
The Telecommunications MRes programme provides a broad and comprehensive coverage of the technological and scientific foundations of telecommunications networks and services, from the physical layer to the application layer. A strong emphasis is given to mobile and wireless communications and the latest standards in these areas (LTE, WiMAX, IEEE 802 family of standards, etc.). Students study both the theoretical foundations of all related technologies but also do extensive practical assignments in several related areas.
Why 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. The department has more than a century of tradition of internationally leading research, from Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, the inventor of the thermionic valve and the left-hand and right-hand rules, to Professor Charles Kao, PhD alumnus of the department and 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics recipient for his research in communication with optical fibres that began whilst studying at UCL.
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.
Student / staff ratios › 41 staff › 80 taught students › 140 research students
Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Application and next steps
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 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.
- All applicants
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