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Mobile Communications and Smart Networking Msc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mobile Communications Systems Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary

This one year Mobile Communications and Smart Networking programme prepares you to become a capable wireless engineer, building core areas of expertise, from understanding the fundamentals of wireless transmission and coding and signal processing to building wireless transceivers as well as designing and analysing intelligent wireless networks.

Wireless communications has played a key role in creating the world as we know it, with its enormous social impact. In the near-future, it is expected that everything will be connected and hence, there is a need for more wireless engineers with advanced skills to design the future wireless networks. These future wireless networks will have to support and intelligently manage a massive number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in real-time, within a highly dynamic environment.

This programme prepares you to become a capable wireless engineer with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical applications, which involve generating, transmitting and processing signals as well as designing networks. You will gain advanced knowledge in areas such as transmission and coding, signal processing, transceiver design and network design.

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Full time


1 year

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Research Skills and Practices
Signal Processing
Radio Communications Engineering
Digital Coding and Transmission
Personal Multimedia Communications
Quantum Devices and Technology
Advanced Systems and Signal Processing
Future Wireless Techniques
Advanced Wireless Communication Networks and Systems
Independent Research Project Culminating in a Dissertation (3 Month)
Wireless and Mobile Networks

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

Our normal entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in communication engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, or in a closely related discipline. We require a minimum 2:1 degree overall (or equivalent) in a related discipline and 2:1 in the required modules. Digital signal processing, communication principles (communication engineering/wireless communications), maths, probability theory.

Department profile

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton is home to Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, which incorporates the Optoelectronics Research Centre. Postgraduate study: We offer over 50 taught masters programmes for you to choose from, ranging from electrochemistry to audiology, chemical engineering...more

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more