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The University of Liverpool

Telecommunications and Wireless Systems

City Centre Campus
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Rank: 32 (UKEAS)

Location: City Centre Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/10/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £21600

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Overview This MSc programme will develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level in key aspects of telecommunications and wireless systems.The course content is updated annually to maintain industry relevance and to reflect the latest developments in the industry.This programme can be studied full- or parttime. The first two sections consist of lectures, laboratory classes and seminars, with a final section devoted to an individually supervised project.You will study the following core (compulsory) topics during the MSc:

  • Wireless systems and designs
  • Communication networks and security
  • Research skills and management
  • Signal processing
  • Cellular radio communications systems related topics.
In addition you can choose from the following options to take account of your interests:
  • Optical fibre systems
  • Radio propagation and antennas
  • Communication signal processing
  • Neural networks
  • Integrated circuit design.
Part-time study is in co-operation with the students' employers. Please contact the Programme Director before applying.ProjectsYour project work will earn you 75 credits towards your MSc degree. This includes 15 credits allocated to course work relating to report-writing skills. The project's examined by dissertation.In your work you'll need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of your topic, mastery of research techniques, and the ability to analyse assembled data and assess outcomes.Career prospectsThis course provides you with the opportunity to develop the skills and personal qualities required to support your career profile in the telecommunications field. Well qualified telecoms engineering graduates are in high demand and as a graduate, you will be able to pursue careers involving in such as:
  • Design and development of RF and microwave devices
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Cyber security
The majority of our graduates are in roles directly related to their studies and working in programming, telecommunications engineering, and network management. Some of our graduates have gone on to work in companies such as:
  • Huawei
  • EE
  • Imagination Technologies.


Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject such as electrical and electronics engineering, physics and computer science or equivalent. In some cases, a 2.2 Honours degree may be considered if strong performance in relevant, formally assessed modules is demonstrated or the applicant has relevant industrial experiences. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English; language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5) in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no band lower than 5.5)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Liverpool, Data telecommunications and computer networks. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.

About this university

International students

The International Support Team is on hand to help students travelling to Liverpool from outside the UK. They can help with matters such as visas and immigration advice, organising Welcome Week and its relevant details as well as presentations and workshops to help integrate with the new community. Further practical advice comes from living and working in the area as well as financial assistance and even improving English, if this isn’t a student’s first language. The Guild of Students is responsible for arranging the 190 clubs and societies available to students outside the classroom. These cover areas such as volunteering, the arts and sports. There are also plenty of opportunities to try something new and experiment with something different as well as practical, hands on societies to try a practical activity. Sports are very important at the university and many of its teams are in the higher tier of university sports. Sport Liverpool is the current heading of the sports clubs and groups and cover nearly 50 different types from cricket and football to windsurfing and lacrosse. Most compete for both men and women. There are also support services available to students as well as student health assistance and plenty of learning resources to assist with studies.

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