Modern Telecommunications MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Modern Telecommunications
Duration
18 months full-time
Entry requirements
at least 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Other requirements
IELTS
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
January
Campus
The University of Nottingham, UK and Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

Based in Wroclaw in Poland and Nottingham, this course provides advanced training in telecommunications technology.
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The Msc Modern Telecommunications is a joint course between the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Nottingham, UK and Electronics at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.

Key facts

  • The course will provide the technical knowledge and skills to equip you for a leading career in communications, electronic or photonic engineering, and computer engineering.
  • The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.
 

Course details

The course is divided into three semesters, starting in January in Wroclaw and transferring to Nottingham for the second semester in September. For the third semester you will transfer back to Wroclaw to undertake your research project.

Modules cover the application of photonic engineering, photonic communications and photonic instrumentation and are delivered by internationally leading researchers in these fields, providing real world problems and examples.

English language course for academic purposes

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 5-week English language and study skills courses for Engineering.

These courses are designed in collaboration with the faculty and prepare students going on to postgraduate MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to this course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take a 5-week English language and academic skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
  • your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

For more details, please visit the CELE website or email cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

Find out more about this English language course

 
 

Modules

180 credits (90ECTS) of taught courses are taken along with a 60 credit (30ECTS) research project module.

Semester one modules - Wroclaw University  (total 60 credit/30ECT)

  • Optical Networks - 12 credits (6ECTS)
  • HF Techniques in Telecommunications - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Optimisation Methods - 6 credits (3ECTS)
  • Numerical Methods - 6 credits(3ECTS)
  • Mathematics - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Mathematical Statistics - 6 credits (3ECTS)
  • Foreign Language A2 - 4 credits (2ECTS)
  • Foreign Language B2+ - 2 credits (1ECTS)
  • Physics - 2 credits (1ECTS)
  • Public Relations - 2 credits (1ECTS)

Semester two - The University of Nottingham (total 60 credits/30ECT)

Semester three - Wroclaw University

  • Masters Thesis Preparation 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Masters Thesis 50 credits (25ECTS)

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

Please visit our funding your masters web page for general information and advice on financial support.

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career destinations for our graduates in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians, as well as electrical engineers and engineering professionals.

Career Prospects and Employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.  

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.  

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.

 
 

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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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Elzbieta Beres-Pawlik
Wroclaw University of Technology
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego
27 50-370 Wroclaw,
Poland
Faculty of Electronics
 
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