Taught course

Telecommunications Engineering

Loughborough University · School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in Electronic and/or Electrical Engineering, (Tele)Communication Engineering or Physics.

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.

This programme 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 new 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 of signal processing, communications networks, and network security, you will have the opportunity to specialise your expertise through various optional modules on antennas, machine learning, wireless communications and software-defined radios. The programme is regularly updated to accommodate scale, data rate, and security changes.

During the summer, you may be given the exciting opportunity of a micro-placement project. These placements are arranged in collaboration with our existing industrial partners and alumni contacts and aim to provide you with hands-on practical experience, working on appealing projects relevant to your MSc.

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