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5G Mobile Communications and Intelligent Embedded Systems (with an industrial placement year) MSc

5G Mobile Communications and Intelligent Embedded Systems (with an industrial placement year) MSc

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mobile Computing (Communications And Networking) Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

We’ve designed this MSc course to give you the up-to-date knowledge and skills needed in modern digital technologies. It’s for newly qualified or practising engineers who’d like to extend their knowledge and practical skills in the growth areas of mobile communications and intelligent embedded systems. This MSc offers you the opportunity, and the support, to go on an industrial placement at a UK company. This means you’ll gain industry experience, ready for your future career.

5G mobile communications and intelligent embedded systems lie at the heart of many emerging applications. These include:

  • the internet-of-things
  • connected and driverless cars
  • smart cities
  • eHealth
  • virtual reality
  • robotics
  • smart manufacturing.

You’ll study in a dedicated MSc laboratory with the latest hardware and software. And you’ll learn from experts in their fields. We host the 5G Research Centre, the Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group, the Centre of Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT and the Sensor Technology Research Centre.


As a graduate, you will have the skills for a career in areas such as:

  • mobile and satellite telecommunications (where large industry players include Samsung, Vodafone, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Cobham, British Telecom, Telefonica)
  • aerospace (where large industry players include Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and GE)
  • automotive and transport (where large industry players include Jaguar, BMW, Continental, Network rail)
  • defence and security (where large industry players include BAE Systems, QinetiQ, and Thales)
  • healthcare (where large industry players include Siemens and GE).

The MSc is also an ideal entry point for doctoral research in the fields of telecommunications and embedded systems.


Reconfigurable System on a Chip - Core
Wearable Technologies - Core
Mobile Communications - Core
Image Processing - Core
Internet of Things and Embedded Systems Practice - Core
Advanced Digital Signal Processing - Core
5G Industrial Placement Year - Core

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in engineering, although other numerate subjects such as mathematics, physics or computing will also be considered. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.