Communications is one of the most exciting and rapidly-expanding subjects in engineering, with the internet and mobile phones revolutionising life for many people over the last few decades.
Increasingly, the internet and mobile telephone networks are converging, and an understanding of both systems, and the diverse information they carry, is required to fully appreciate the issues in modern digital communications.
By taking this Communications Engineering programme from University of York you will cover the latest techniques and issues in modern communications systems, along with a thorough grounding in the required technical and mathematical backgrounds, with an emphasis on wireless communications, signal processing, and cutting-edge technologies. You will be exposed to a balanced picture of modern communications technology and networks to obtain a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of radio communication techniques, signal processing and network protocols. You will have the opportunity to design and optimise communication networks and learn about new techniques and technologies as they are developed.
You'll become an attractive candidate for employers throughout the field of modern communications. You will leave with experience in designing and building industry-standard tools, managing projects and teams, and conducting innovative research working at the cutting edge of communications.
Careers and skills
Typical career paths might include: mobile communications industry (research and development, RF system design, coding, software radio, multiple access and networking, test and evaluation procedures, test-bed development, analogue and digital component design), information technology (signal processing, protocols, security, coding, hardware design), and in many industries applying communication technologies.
- Aircom International LDT
- Asia Investment Nigeria
- Beijing Starpoint Technology Company
- China Mobile
- Densitron technologies PLC
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Nokia Siemens Networks
- Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
- Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority
Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
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- Information Theory and Error Control Coding
- Wired, Wireless and Optical Transmission
- Introduction to Communications
- Introduction to MATLAB
- Signal Processing for Communications
- Internet and LAN Protocols
- Advanced Wireless Transmission
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences General Engineering & Technology Digital Communication View 212 other Masters in Digital Communication in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Electronics, or other engineering or computing courses with a significant mathematics and signal processing content. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules or appropriate industrial experience.
- As a minimum, students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as complex numbers, calculus, Fourier analysis, decibels and statistics.
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International23300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9730 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9730 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for York
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.