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The Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of all aspects of telecommunications networks and the internet. The study pathway will allow you to explore the latest techniques, mechanisms, protocols and network architectures and conduct your own research project.

Key benefits

  • You will gain a thorough technical knowledge of the current practice in both wireless, and wireline networks.
  • 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 the basic principles of communications systems and extends to structural aspects and design of future packet-switched networks.
  • The Department has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.


The rapid global growth of mobile and wireless communication systems and networks over the last few years has resulted in the demand for talented graduates with an in-depth understanding of new and emerging internet technologies.

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. You will study Optical Communications, Telecommunication Networks and Network Theory. There are opportunities to explore a range of optional modules allowing you to develop study pathway that reflects your interests.


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 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.

Career prospects

Graduates from our course gone on to find employment with mobile network operators and also the industrial manufacturers of mobile/ wireless network equipment. Some graduates have chosen to further their academic studies through MPhil and PhD degrees.

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