24 months
12437 EUR/year
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The Communication Systems master's programme at Linköping University offers a broad curriculum in communication systems focusing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems.


We are living in an increasingly networked society. The number of mobile phone users is rising by 50 million per month, while video streaming and social networking are pushing data volume demands. New applications for the Internet of Things are set to revolutionise the coming decades by creating a new paradigm in which not only humans but also machines communicate with each other. The exponential growth in the use of communication devices requires skilled engineers to drive technological development and inspire new inventions.

The Communication Systems master’s programme at Linköping University has a solid theoretical base in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and the design and optimisation of communication systems and networks. This programme is highly competitive. Applicants must have advanced skills in mathematics and a strong sense of dedication.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares you for a career in engineering within several branches of telecommunications – not only with traditional communication companies, but also start-ups and companies that are taking the first steps to realise the Internet of Things. Graduates may also continue with doctoral studies in various fields of communications, such as 5G, machine-to-machine communication, satellites, RFID, and positioning. Our alumni have found employment as senior software developers, technical coordinators for product development and researchers into defence communications.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Signal Theory
  • Information Networks
  • Digital Communication
  • Internetworking
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Data Compression
  • Wireless Systems
  • Digital Communication Continuation Course
  • Image and Audio Coding
  • Radio Communication
  • Wireless Systems
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Communication Systems project course
  • Modern Channel Coding, Inference and Learning
  • Advanced Programming in C++
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Cryptology
  • Communication Systems project course
  • Advanced Programming in C++
  • Antenna Theory
  • Radio Electronics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. 
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics relevant to the programme including courses in linear algebra, probability theory and signals and systems
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12437 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24874 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

SEK 252000

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /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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