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Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc

Course Description

The programme aims to give students a general understanding of all aspects of telecommunications networks and the Internet. The course covers techniques, mechanisms, protocols and network architectures. The programme starts from covering basic principles of communications systems and extends to architectural aspects and design of future packet-switched networks.

Key benefits

- Located in the heart of London.

- Develop a detailed technical knowledge of current practice in wireless systems and networks.

- Covers aspects related to both wireless and wireline networks since in the future Internet access will be supported by a combination of different wireless and wireline technologies.

- Taught modules closely linked with research expertise in the scope area.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/telecommunications-and-internet-technology-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The MSc in Telecommunications & Internet Technology aims to provide students with an appreciation of the evolution of mobile technology and Internet protocols together with a detailed understanding of the key technologies that will support the ecosystem of the future Internet. The programme provides a holistic view on the technologies and related architectural paradigms for the evolution of the Internet to the Mobile Internet. The key strength of the programme is the close link with the state-of-the-art research environment at the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s College London that provide a rich intellectual environment for students to achieve their goals and be highly competitive in their employability aspects.

In addition to the taught modules students are required to complete an individual project (and write a Thesis) to be eligible for the award of the MSc degree.

- Course purpose -

Undoubtedly, the growth of mobile and wireless communication systems and networks over the last few years has been explosive. Interestingly enough, this growth is taking place all over the world providing in both developed and developing countries. Therefore, in this very dynamic industry the prospects of personnel recruitment with well rounded knowledge are significant. The aim of the course is to provide the next generation of engineers that will manage and steer the developments in these new emerging Internet technologies.

- Course format and assessment -

Eight modules assessed by written examinations. The modules may contain an obligatory coursework component. Assessment of written final projects (i.e. Thesis). Candidates who fail to complete the dissertation successfully may be considered for the award of a PG Dip.

Required modules:

- Individual Project
- Network Theory
- Optical Communications
- Telecommunications Networks I
- Telecommunications Networks II

Career prospects

Re-engineering the Internet towards its evolution to the Wireless Internet is the current driver of research efforts in both academia and research and development sectors in industry. Graduates from our programme will be very well placed to proceed into employment in both mobile network operators and industrial manufacturers of mobile/wireless network equipment. Due to close links with the current research efforts in the scope areas, graduates are also well placed to further their academic studies towards MPhil and PhD degrees.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Second class honours degree in electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or physics. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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