Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,935 (FT)
- £23,440 (FT)
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 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.
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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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).
- Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
- Professional Development Module: Transferable Skills
- Broadband Technologies and Components
- Communications Systems Modelling
- Introduction to IP Networks
- Mobile Communications Systems
- Wireless Communications Principles
- Network and Services Management
- Optical Transmission and Networks
- Software for Network Services and Design
- Telecommunications Business Environment
- Antennas and Propagation
- RF Circuits and Devices
- Photonic Sub-systems
- Radar Systems
- Network Planning and Operations
- Advanced Photonic Devices
- Internet of Things
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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) 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.
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
- £4,000 (1 year)
- UK, EU students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
Recent graduates have gone 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). Students study both the theoretical foundations of all related technologies but also carry out 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 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 › 102 staff including 63 postdocs › 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 designed for 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
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now