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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).

Compulsory 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.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Funding

A number of competitive EPSRC studentships are normally available for candidates liable to pay fees at the UK/EU rate.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) also awards competitive scholarships for postgraduate study, for details visit http://www.theiet.org

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

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, PwC, Virgin Media, Huawei 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, PwC and BT.

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 18 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.

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at both recent graduates and those with experience who seek accelerated progression to senior management and technical positions. We welcome applications from those with a variety of backgrounds in engineering and the physical sciences.

Application deadlines

26 July 2019

It is expected that demand for this programme will be very high. We are therefore operating a pre-screening process, prior to formal application. To fill in the pre-application form, please visit http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/masters/msc-telecoms-with-business-pre-apply

Please note that this does not constitute a formal application. Following initial consideration of your pre-application and a telephone or video interview, you will be invited to make a formal application using the UCL standard application form.

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Telecommunications with Business at graduate level
  • why you want to study Telecommunications with Business at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • how you envisage your career path after the MSc
  • your personal statement should also include a technical summary of your final-year project including the aims and technical achievements.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


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

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