Research course

Mobile and Communication Technologies

Open University · Department of Computing

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Next generation (XG) technologies are characterised as intelligent, scaleable, cheap, adaptive, interoperable, reconfigurable and dependable from a safety, privacy and security perspective. For example, next generation TV will offer more views rather than more pixels, greater interactive functionality with on-screen hyperlinks (like web pages) and seamless delivery to notebooks, mobile internet devices and smart phones. Similarly, cognitive radio networks, which are dynamically aware and adapt to their environment, will opportunistically exploit vacant parts of the very congested RF spectrum to provide faster and more robust connectivity. This is the exciting backdrop for the Centre for Research in Computing’s Next Generation Multimedia Technologies Research Group.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
      part time
      24 months
      • PhD
        full time
        48 months
          part time
          72 months

          Course contact details

          Dr Alistair Willis

          +44 (0)1908 653846