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Mobile Communication Systems, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
London, United Kingdom
The Mobile Communication Systems programme from Loughborough University London is aimed at providing knowledge and expertise in the latest mobile and wireless communications technologies driving the evolution of mobile Internet. The demand for low-latency, high-speed mobile data access is increasing, with the use of smart phones and bandwidth-intensive wireless multimedia applications.


This exciting programme has been designed to uncover these key areas and provide advanced knowledge of broadband, mobile, and wireless communication networks, as well as discuss future internet and related application areas.

Programme Aims:
  • Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in multimedia signal capturing, rendering, coding, processing, and adaptation through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time.
  • Develop students’ critical thinking to assess the development, evaluation and implementation of high-end home and low-end mobile media applications in response to addressing real world problems/opportunities.
  • Develop students’ critical thinking to assess media applications through user interaction techniques, human perception and quality of experience assessment methods.
  • Use action-based learning to provide individuals and teams with employment skills essential to the digital/tech industry.
Programme Structure:
To complete the MSc Mobile Communication Systems from Loughborough University London students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules. Students must also choose and complete 4 of the 6 optional modules. Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules offered by the other Institutes in the first semester. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits.
Career Prospects:
As the Internet is part of our everyday lives, providing us with the means for many of our personal and business-related activities, choosing this programme will provide a great opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skill set to be placed in the telecommunications, Internet and mobile communication technologies industry, as well as research, development and academic positions.Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules:
  • Collaborative Project
  • Internet and Communication Networks
  • Mobile Broadband and Wireless Networks
  • Dissertation
Optional Modules:
  • Media Processing and Coding
  • Advanced 3D User Environments
  • Internet of Things and Applications
  • Introduction to Programming and MatLab
  • Media Cloud Applications and Services
  • Cloud Technologies and Systems
  • Network Security
Second Subject Modules:
  • Design Thinking
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • The Key Topics in Media and Creative Industries
  • Business Model Development
  • Introduction to Diplomacy
  • Sports Media and Marketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      up to 4 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • An honours degree (2:2 or above), or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related discipline.
  • English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22656 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9996 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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