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The Mobile & Personal Communications MSc offers graduates the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of modern telecommunications systems, covering everything from mobile wireless networks to signal processing. The course is an ideal study pathway for graduates who wish to work in telecommunications or continue with further academic study.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • You will gain a thorough knowledge of the fundamental elements of today’s modern telecommunications systems.
  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the IET.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in the telecommunications field.
  • Flexible study pathway that covers a broad range of telecommunication subject areas.
  • The Department has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Description

The Mobile & Personal Communications MSc covers the latest aspects of personal and mobile wireless communication technology, communication networks, advanced digital communications theory and techniques and signal processing.

You will study Digital Communications, Random Variables & Stochastic Processes, Communication Theory as well as Mobile & Personal Communication Systems. There are opportunities to explore a range of optional modules allowing you the freedom to develop your study pathway to reflect your interests.

You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module.

Assessment

Assessment methods will depend on the modules selected. The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations and coursework. You may also be assessed by class tests, essays, assessment reports and oral presentations.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Digital Communications (15 credits)
  • Random Variables & Stochastic Processes  (15 credits)
  • Communication Theory (15 credits)
  • Mobile & Personal Communications Systems (15 credits)
  • Individual Project (60 credits)

Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (15 credits)
  • Network Theory (15 credits)
  • Optical Communications (15 credits)
  • Telecommunications Networks I (15 credits)
  • Telecommunications Networks II (15 credits)
  • Topics on Data & Signal Analysis (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Career prospects

Our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in industry and commerce or have gone on to academic research and further study.

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