Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £10,765 (FT)
- £22,350 (FT)
- All applicants:
- 1 August 2015
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.
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.
Select your country:
Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
Students develop a comprehensive understanding of the key technologies, network architectures, and systems that make up a modern, telecommunications network. Specific topics include telecommunications systems, communications technologies, network design and planning, data networks and architectures, next generation architectures and business aspects of telecommunications.
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).
An exit-level Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.
An exit-level Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.
- Professional Development Module: Transferable Skills (not credit bearing)
- Telecommunications Business Environment
- Introduction to IP Networks
- Mobile Communications Systems
- Software for Network and Services Design
- Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
- Data Networks and Protocols
- Network Planning and Operations
- Network and Services Management
- Next Generation Networks
- Optical Transmission Networks
- Internet Multimedia Systems
- Communications Systems Modelling
- Broadband Technologies and Components
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, laboratory and 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.
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
On completion of this programme students pursue careers as network or telecommunications engineers, consultants or systems architects in networking technologies.
The Telecommunications MSc 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. Our research and teaching ethos is based on understanding the fundamentals and working at the forefront of technology development.
This MSc programme is taught by UCL's telecommunications experts with contributions from industrial and government specialists, and is dedicated to the task of training engineers and managers in the telecommunications industry.
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 programme is aimed at graduates who wish to move into this exciting field. Applications are welcomed from high-quality graduates of electronic engineering, computer science and other related disciplines and from candidates with appropriate industrial experience.
- All applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Telecommunications at graduate level
- why you want to study Telecommunications 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