M.Sc. On Campus

Communications and Signal Processing

University of Leeds

12 months
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This Communications and Signal Processing programme from University of Leeds will give you a thorough introduction to the communications landscape, giving you an in-depth understanding of DSP, wireless communications, optical communications networks and the complex issues around network security. 


Career opportunities

This Communications and Signal Processing programme from University of Leeds will give you the edge to find the career you want. Your course will give you the experience and knowledge that employers are looking for to help you secure a graduate job.

University of Leeds students are among the top five most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2022, High Fliers Research.

On completing this masters course, you will have obtained the skills that will lead to employment in any area of the communications/signal processing industry including optical networking, DSP design and implementation, cellular mobile, RF planning, broadband systems and general communications research and development.

Examples of recent graduate destinations include:

  • National Grid

  • Apple

  • Ericsson Telecommunications

  • Arm

  • Imagination Technologies

  • Cisco Systems


  • Deep Sea Electronics

  • Huawei

  • Intel Corporation

  • The Technology and Strategy Board

This masters degree course is also an excellent base from which to pursue a PhD and possibly an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Industry Practice
  • Wireless Communications Systems Design
  • Digital Signal Processing for Communications
  • Optical Communications Networks
  • Data Communications and Network Security
  • FPGA Design for System-on-Chip
  • Embedded Microprocessor System Design

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

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in electronic/electrical engineering, communications engineering, computing or a related subject. Applicants should have high marks in relevant modules such as communications and digital signal processing.
  • A bachelor degree with a first class (hons) in physics, physical sciences or mathematics.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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