M.Sc. On Campus

Mobile Communications and Smart Networking

12 months
28000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Mobile Communications and Smart Networking MSc course offered by the University of Southampton prepares you to become a capable wireless engineer. We'll help you build core areas of expertise, from understanding the fundamentals of wireless transmission, coding and signal processing, to building wireless transceivers and designing intelligent wireless networks.


Course Details

Wireless communication has had an enormous social impact on our civilisation, and the need for wireless engineers with advanced skills will continue to grow as our world becomes more connected. Future wireless networks will have to intelligently manage a massive number of 'Internet of Things (IoT)' devices in a highly complex environment and in real-time.

This Mobile Communications and Smart Networking MSc course offered by the University of Southampton will prepare you to become a proficient wireless engineer with in-depth knowledge and the ability to apply it. You'll gain an advanced understanding of areas such as:

  • transmission and coding
  • signal processing
  • transceiver design
  • network design

You'll also have access to outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage lab and a £110m interdisciplinary clean room.

The key strength of this programme is that we place an emphasis on fundamental concepts and how they relate to recent advances in wireless system and network design. We use real-world examples to emphasise the relevance and importance of these concepts.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

This programme provides an excellent platform for a career in academia or industry sectors related to generating, transmitting and processing signals such as transceiver design and wireless network design and optimisation.

Graduates from our MSc programmes are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. 

We run a dedicated careers hub connected to over 100 organisations including: 

  • IBM
  • Arm
  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • Google

As well as large multinationals, many graduates go on to work for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Coding and Transmission
  • Research Methods and Project Preparation
  • Signal Processing
  • Simulation of Mobile Communications
  • Wireless Transceiver Design and Implementation
  • Advanced Systems and Signal Processing
  • Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems
  • Cryptography
  • Future Wireless Techniques
  • Machine Learning for Wireless Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need a 2:1 degree in communication engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related subject.

You must also have the following modules:
  • maths
  • signal processing
  • communication principles (communication engineering/wireless communications)
  • probability theory

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £28,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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