Several of our MSc programmes are available on a part time or flexible basis and our extensive range of modules can be taken as short courses for personal or professional development.
Several of our MSc programmes are available on a part time or flexible basis, designed to allow those working in industry to 'learn while they earn'.
In additional to full time options, the MSc Nanotechnology is also available on a part time basis of 2 years. The MSc Telecommunications with Business and the MSc Integrated Machine Learning Systems can both be taken on a part time basis as well as a flexible study option of 3 - 5 years.
The MSc Telecommunications (IGDP) programme is only available on a module / flexible basis to enable maximum flexibility for those working in industry.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We offer expert led and up to date short courses in subjects including Radar Systems, IP Networks, Mobile Communications Systems and Telecommunications Business.
Lectures for these courses are held at UCL and for the 2018-2019 academic year, will be held over a period of four or five days, with the option to attend the tutorial and either sit an exam or submit an assignment.
You can browse the CPD courses available and register online via the UCL Short Courses website.
- Networks & Communication Fundamentals
ITN - Introduction to Telecommunications Networks - This intensive short course provides an introduction to, and wider perspective on, communication networks and their properties.
CSM - Communications Systems Modelling - This five-day short course/CPD module aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the theories, techniques and tools to model, analyse and simulate today’s communications systems and networks.
BTC - Broadband Technologies & Components - This short course introduces you to the technologies involved in the design and construction of transport networks (wireless, copper and optical) and the applications areas in which they're used.
- Wireless & Mobility
MCS - Mobile Communications Systems - A short course covering the fundamentals of mobile and wireless communication systems
WCP - Wireless Communications Principles - A short course covering the fundamentals of wireless communication systems, covering the principles associated with data transmission with a special emphasis on aspects concerning the physical layer and the medium-access control layer.
- Internet & Services
IPN - Introduction to IP Networks - This four-day short course/CPD module introduces you to internet protocol (IP) networks and data networks in general.
NSM - Network & Services Management - This four-day course will introduce you to the principles, frameworks, technologies and protocols used for network and service management in both telecommunication and internet service provider (ISP) networks.
IMS - Internet Multimedia Systems - This four-day course covers the fundamental theory, algorithms and methods underpinning media processing and delivery over the internet and over wireless. It's aimed at those working in video content delivery or video content engineering.
IOT - Internet of Things - This four-day course is designed to provide an introduction to the 'internet of things' (IoT) for postgraduate students with some background in electronic engineering (or related subjects)
SNS - Software for Network Services & Design - This hands-on four-day short course/CPD module will give you exposure to, and experience of, a range of software skills appropriate to communication engineering.
- Business & Services
B1 - Strategy, Marketing and Product Management - This five-day short course/module will introduce you to macroeconomics, marketing, strategy and product management in the operation of telecommunications enterprises.
B2 - Finance and Business Environment - This five-day course will give you a highly intensive introduction to finance and financial techniques - the aim being to help you effectively manage projects and businesses within the capital-intensive ICT industry (information and communications technology)
B3 - Customer Service, Operations and Planning - This five-day course will provide a telecommunications business perspective on managing customers, and operating network services. It's aimed to anyone working, or seeking to work, in the industry.
B4 - Organisational Design, People Management and Innovation - This five-day course will address the principles of organisational design and the management of people as a resource within a set of effective processes. Its context is the modern global telecomms industry
TBE - Telecommunications Business Environment - This five-day course aims to give you an appreciation of the external environment in which a telecommunications business operates, as well as an understanding of how a company can successfully conduct business in this environment.
- Optical Technologies
PSS - Photonic Sub-Systems - This four-day course covers the principles of photonic sub-systems including external optical modulators and optical amplifiers, both semiconductor and fibre.
APD - Advanced Photonic Devices - This four-day course will give you an in-depth understanding of the design, fabrication, operation and performance of advanced photonic devices for a variety of applications, including optical-fibre communications and solar power generation
OTN - Optical Transmission & Networks - This four-day course on optical systems will give you an advanced understanding of the physical layer of optical transmission systems and networks on different time, and length, scales.
- RF Technologies
RFC - RF Circuits & Devices - This four-day course will give you a good grounding in a range of RF (radio frequency) devices including the fundamentals of device physics, RF circuits, system architectures and noise measurement techniques.
AP - Antennas & Propagation - This four-day antennas and propagation course aims to give you a good grounding in: a range of antenna and array designs; methods used for their measurement; the principles of radiowave propagation
RS - Radar Systems - This four-day short course/CPD module emphasises physical principles, modern radar systems and signal processing techniques (for both civilian and defence applications).