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The Telecommunications with Business MSc at UCL is an exciting programme designed to address the market need for highly skilled technical managers in the ICT and telecommunications industry with broad knowledge across both technology and business.

About this degree

Students benefit from the established and highly successful portfolio of telecommunications modules, combined with four specially designed business modules. These business modules draw on the experience of leading experts from industry and academia in the area of business planning, financial and management accounting, regulation, marketing and product management.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules

  • Introduction to Telecommunications Networks
  • Strategy, Marketing and Product Management
  • Finance and Business Environment
  • Customer Service, Operations and Planning
  • Organisational Design, People Management and Innovation

Optional modules

Options may include the following:

  • Mobile Communications Systems
  • Network & Services Management
  • Introduction to IP Networks
  • Internet Multimedia Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Communications Principles

Dissertation/research project

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, workshop sessions, seminars, tutorials and project work. All of the programme lecturers carry out leading research in the subjects they are teaching. Student performance is assessed through unseen written examination, coursework, design exercises and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Telecommunications with Business MSc

Careers

This programme provides students with numerous networking opportunities through the range of visiting speakers from telecoms and ICT industry. Students engage with these speakers in classroom discussions and may undertake their research projects in collaboration with several of the companies (e,g, Orange Labs, PwC, Virgin Media and BT). The programme's mix of technical and business content gives the students a unique advantage when seeking jobs. Examples of successful placements include KPMG, Cisco and BT.

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Associate, Ogilvy & Mather
  • GongChongShi, China Mobile
  • Lead Business Service Manager, Nokia
  • Radio Network Engineer, ZTE Pakistan
  • Associate Management Consultant, PwC

Employability

Successful graduates of this programme will have developed the advanced technical skills necessary for management careers in the ICT and telecommunications industry, and will be highly attractive to employers across a very diverse range of sectors.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL has considerable experience in running combined technical and business education for high-calibre candidates. This programme builds on the success of the department's 'Communications for Industry' programme which has been providing technical courses for over 17 years.

Our research and teaching ethos is based on understanding the fundamentals and working at the forefront of technology development.

We maintain strong industrial links in all our postgraduate activities and much of our research is funded through the UK Research Councils, the EU and industry in the UK and overseas.


Visit the Telecommunications with Business (MSc) page on the University College London website for more details!

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