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MSc Communications and Signal Processing

MSc Communications and Signal Processing

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Signal Processing Components Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course will provide you with in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical and practical solutions to problems at the forefront of communications and the processing of signals. Communications and signal processing are closely intertwined, and together provide the basis of modern information engineering. Areas of application include: mobile communications (3G/4G/LTE and future 5G), access networks and wireless communication; Communication networks including broadcast and computing communication networks; image processing and robotic vision; audio and video recording; radar and sonar detection; biomedical signal processing; medical imaging; remote sensing; array signal processing and beamforming and space-time communications and processing. Our MSc in Communications and Signal Processing is 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. Assessment methods involve the following: Coursework software or hardware deliverable: Individual Research Project; Reports; Oral and poster presentations and Written examinations.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Provides analytical tools for studying random phenomena in engineering systems. Aims to develop the main ideas of probability theory in a systematic way, study randomly-varying functions of time, and demonstrate how to set up probabilistic models for engineering problems.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students needs to have a minimum requirement of first-class degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or a related subject with a substantial electrical/electronic engineering component. The overall degree grade must be at least 75% overall.