Taught course

Telecommunications Engineering

Loughborough University · School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline.

Applicants with qualifications slightly below and/or professional experience will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Engineers with an expert knowledge of telecommunications are highly sought after and careers in this industry offer attractive rewards and opportunities to work on the latest technical advances, which our Telecommunications Engineering MSc prepares you for.

Our Telecommunications Engineering MSc provides a thorough understanding of modern and future telecommunication systems, encompassing 4G and 5G technologies, as well as the opportunity to develop advanced practical and theoretical knowledge, equipping you with the skills and experience needed to design and develop the next generation of telecommunication systems.

As fresh technologies emerge in this ever-expanding field, you will have the essential formal theory and confidence in your practical skills to support your long-term career development. You will undertake projects as part of your course, utilising performance measurement equipment and a testbed to test the validity of your systems and detect possible network abuse. Alongside core theories, you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge through various optional modules on antennas, multimedia and communication networks, and information theory. The programme is regularly updated to accommodate scale, data-rate, and security changes. Students have access to the communications laboratory equipped with software defined radios, drones and professional network measurement equipment, as well as the radio-frequency anechoic chamber for testing antennas.

Our Telecommunications Engineering MSc is delivered by experts in the field who are research active and known for their work and contributions to the discipline.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+441509 227158