12 months
26500 GBP/year
11900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Telecommunications Engineering programme offered by the Loughborough University provides a thorough understanding of modern and future telecommunication systems, encompassing 4G and 5G technologies, as well as the opportunity to develop advanced practical and theoretical knowledge, equipping you with the skills and experience needed.


As fresh technologies emerge in this ever-expanding field, you will have the essential formal theory and confidence in your practical skills to support your long-term career development. You will undertake projects as part of your course, utilising performance measurement equipment and a testbed to test the validity of your systems and detect possible network abuse. 

Alongside core theories, you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge through various optional modules on antennas, multimedia and communication networks, and information theory. 

The Telecommunications Engineering programme offered by the Loughborough University is regularly updated to accommodate scale, data-rate, and security changes. Students have access to the communications laboratory equipped with software defined radios, drones and professional network measurement equipment, as well as the radio-frequency anechoic chamber for testing antennas.


Job opportunities include both senior technical and managerial activities in the field of communications engineering, such as:

  • High speed digital design
  • Communication systems engineering
  • Software/firmware engineering
  • Algorithm development
  • Signal processing engineering

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Communication Networks
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Personal Radio Communications
  • Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
  • Telecommunications Network Security
  • Applied Network Monitoring and Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline.
  • Applicants with qualifications slightly below and/or professional experience will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 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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