MSc Communications Engineering


University of York    School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time Award winner
Communication & Media Studies (7) Computer Science (8) Engineering (12)

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The MSc Communications Engineering programme offers an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of emerging technologies where the internet and mobile phone technologies intersect. Taught by internationally renowned experts, you will gain the skills needed to excel as an engineer in the field of modern communications. The course covers a range of topics including wireless communications, signal processing, and cutting-edge technologies. With a strong emphasis on practical application, you will have the chance to design and optimize communication networks. The programme is open to students with a 2:1 or equivalent in Electronics or related fields, with a strong background in mathematics and signal processing.

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Work at the cutting edge of emerging knowledge where the internet and mobile phone technologies meet

Communications is one of the most exciting and rapidly-expanding subjects in engineering, with the internet and mobile phones revolutionising life for many people over the last few decades. 

Increasingly, the internet and mobile telephone networks are converging, and an understanding of both systems, and the diverse information they carry, is required to fully appreciate the issues in modern digital communications.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Electronics, or other engineering or computing courses with a significant mathematics and signal processing content. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules or appropriate industrial experience.

As a minimum, students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as complex numbers, calculus, Fourier analysis, decibels and statistics. Offer holders without sufficient background knowledge of electronic communication systems will be given access to some online preliminary reading before starting the course.

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