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Digital Communications Networks (Eng), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
The communications sector has changed dramatically in the past 5 years, as mobile internet, smartphones and associated apps such as social media, commerce and digital media have spurred an information revolution. The Master Degree in Digital Communications Networks (Eng) is offered by University of Leeds.

About

This Master Degree in Digital Communications Networks (Eng) at University of Leeds responds to the growth of networks and mobile internet applications, allowing you to study traditional communications theory alongside modules dealing with network security and the protocols for high-speed switches and routers.

You’ll build your knowledge of new developments in data-centric networking and the growing trend in cloud computing and online services, such as web-search, video content hosting and distribution, social networking and large-scale computations. Optional modules will allow you to specialise in topics appropriate to your interests and career plans.

It’s a chance to gain specialist knowledge and skills that will be in demand over a wide range of disciplines, from the traditional communications industries to banking, finance and commerce.

Specialist facilities

Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you’ll learn from leading researchers in specialist facilities. Depending on your research project, these may include our Keysight Technologies wireless communications lab, as well as labs for embedded systems, power electronics and drives, ultrasound and bioelectronics.

There’s also a Terahertz photonics lab, class 100 semiconductor cleanroom, traffic generators and analysers, FPGA development tools, sensor network test beds. We have facilities for electron-beam lithography and ceramic circuit fabrication – and a III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy facility.

Career opportunities

Career prospects are excellent. There is a wide range of career opportunities in all aspects of the communications industry, and the skills learned here will also be generic to allow employment in other sectors such as finance, banking, general manufacturing, etc.

Graduates from our School have pursued careers with organisations like Cisco Systems, General Electric, Huawei, Ericsson Telecommunications, Intel Corp., Technology and Strategy Board, Wabtec Rail UK, AECOM and Orascom Telecom.

Some graduates also choose the path of academic research and therefore subsequently undertake a PhD.

Careers Support

You’ll have access to the wide range of engineering and computing careers resources held by our Employability team in our dedicated Employability Suite. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops. Our annual Engineering and Computing Careers Fairs provide further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UK’s leading employers.

The University's Careers Centre also provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Industry Dissertation 
  • Communication Network Design 
  • Optical Communications Networks 
  • High Speed Internet Architecture 
  • Data Communications and Network Security 
  • Main Project
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          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            92

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          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

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          • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

            176

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          Academic Requirements

          Entry requirements

          A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in electronic/electrical engineering, computing, mathematics or physics. Applicants with a 2.2 will also be considered if they can demonstrate specific competence in communications theory or practice.

          All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

          We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

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          Tuition Fee

          Living costs for Leeds

          • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
            Living Costs

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

          Funding

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