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Communications Electronic Warfare PGCert

Communications Electronic Warfare PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Industrial Design / Research & Development Defence / Weapons Technology

Course type


Course Summary

This PgCert covers a selection of electronic warfare topics relevant to military communications systems, including the specification, analysis, development, procurement and technical management of military information systems.

Who is it for?

This PgCert has been designed for officers of the armed forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry.

Graduates achieve a high level of understanding and detailed knowledge of military communications and sensor systems with particular regard to electronic warfare.

Why this course?

The main focus of the course, electronic warfare in relation to communications systems, assumes a good understanding of these systems before considering how to defend them from electronic attack or interception.

Your career

Successful graduates of this course should be fully equipped for roles in defence intelligence, systems development and acquisition, involving the specification and analysis of such systems, working individually or as part of a team either in the military or in the defence industry.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Communication Systems aims to provide an understanding of modern military and commercial communications systems, the threats that they face and the measures that may be taken to protect them.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (usually electronics, electrical engineering or physics). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable.

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