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MSc Mobile Communications and Smart Networking

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Wireless communications has played a key role in creating the world as we know it and future networks will have to support and intelligently manage a massive number of IoT devices in realtime. This 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. It is regularly updated to reflect the evolution of academic research and industry requirements.


Written examinations, coursework and coursework reports, progress reports, oral presentation, and dissertation.


Signal Processing - Core
Digital Coding and Transmission - Core
Project Preparation - Core
Radio Communications Engineering - Core
MSc Research Project and Dissertation - Core

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Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electronic/electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or a closely related subject.(See website for specific details and international equivalent qualifications).

Department profile

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton is home to Chemical Engineering, 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,...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

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