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Course summary

Wireless communications has played a key role in creating the world as we know it and future networks will have to support and intelligently manage a massive number of IoT devices in real-time. On this one-year MSc you'll be prepared to become a capable wireless engineer building core areas of expertise, from understanding the fundamentals of wireless transmission, coding and signal processing to building wireless transceivers and designing intelligent wireless networks. You'll be learning the most up to date knowledge as our course is regularly updated to reflect the evolution of academic research and industry requirements.


Compulsory modules include: Digital Coding and Transmission; Project; Research Methods and Project Preparation; Signal Processing; Simulation of Mobile Communications; Wireless Transceiver Design and Implementation. Optional modules include: Advanced Systems and Signal Processing; Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems; Cryptography; Future Wireless Techniques; Machine Learning for Wireless Communications; Wireless and Mobile Networks

Assessment method

Coursework, examinations, written project (design, development or experimental) and dissertation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electronic/electrical engineering, communication engineering or a closely related subject. Specific module requirements also apply. Please see website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Mobile Communications and Smart Networking at University of Southampton - UCAS