Taught course

Mobile Communications

Heriot-Watt University · School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

Preferably, but not exclusively, a first or second class Honours degree in a suitable numerate Science or Engineering subject. Recognised overseas equivalents will apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an advanced MSc course in the rapidly expanding area of mobile communications and networks. This course is concerned with the concepts, applications, design, development and deployment of mobile communication systems and networks. Students will develop a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the core skills in mobile communications and networks and use a significant range of principal and specialist skills, techniques and practices in the domain of mobile communications and networks. This is a hardware-oriented course and is aimed directly at electrical engineering graduates.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

Fees and funding

Scholarships may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiries (EPS)
+44 (0) 131 451 3023