Communications Electronic Warfare, Postgraduate Certificate | Part time | Cranfield University | Swindon, United Kingdom
24 months
7000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
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This PgCert in Communications Electronic Warfare from Cranfield University 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.

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Key facts

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 intercept.

Students in the PgCert in Communications Electronic Warfare from Cranfield University must complete a taught phase consisting of five specified modules. 

The course is delivered via lectures, laboratory demonstrations and tutorials.

The teaching of the modules is reinforced by visits to relevant outside organisations which are scheduled outside of teaching periods.

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices
  • Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis
  • MES-CP - Communications Principles
  • Communications Systems
  • Information Networks


  • 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.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Swindon

700 - 1400 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England 
  • Future Finance Student Loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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