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Telecommunications (IGDP) MSc

The MSc Telecommunications Integrated Graduate Development Programme has been created to enhance the technical skill base that is required to meet the dynamic challenges of today’s industry, empowering professionals to develop their careers, and their employers to maintain and retain high quality staff.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

Flexible: 3-5 years

This programme is specifically designed to allow those working in Industry to “learn while they earn”. It has been designed to operate independently and afford maximum flexibility.

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 11 August 2020
Notification
Due to the large number of applications received, this programme is no longer accepting applications for 2020/21 entry. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Applications for 2021/22 entry will open later in the year.

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
See fees note (FT)
Overseas:
See fees note (FT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website. Fees for this programme are available on request from the department.

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 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.

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.

Select your country:

About this degree

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 architecture and business aspects of telecommunications.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of eight optional modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Telecommunications (IGDP).

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

8 modules are chosen from the full range available.

  • Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
  • Introduction to IP Networks
  • Broadband Technologies and Components
  • Mobile Communications Systems
  • Telecommunications Business Environment
  • Software for Network Services and Design
  • Communications Systems Modelling
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Network and Services Management
  • Optical Transmission and Networks
  • RF Circuits and Sub-Systems
  • Radar Systems
  • Advanced Photonics Devices
  • Photonic Sub-Systems
  • Wireless Communications Principles
  • Internet of Things
  • Internet Multimedia Systems

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words. We attempt to develop a proposal that builds on the industry you are working in but also adds additional value.

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.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

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 below.

Brown Family Bursary

Note:
This scheme is now closed for 2020/21
Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

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

Careers

Why study this degree at UCL?

The course is designed specifically for those working in the Industry to follow on a part time basis. The modules are designed to be independent and afford maximum flexibility in study pattern.

UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering is one of the most highly rated electronic engineering 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.

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

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?

We welcome applications from high-quality graduates of electronic engineering, computer science and other related disciplines and from candidates with appropriate industrial experience. We recognise that the formal entry requirements may not be applicable to all applicants from Industry and applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Application deadlines

All applicants
11 August 2020

For more information see our Applications page.

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