Taught course

Communication Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this Masters course will be a minimum of an Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in an electronic and electrical engineering discipline.

Applicants should have previously studied communication and signal processing engineering fundamentals, and also have good programing skills (i.e. C++, Java, MATLAB).

Months of entry


Course content

This course delivers a thorough, methodical and wide-ranging education in communications, signal processing, and microwave engineering. It covers in-depth materials including digital communication, wireless communications, mobile networks, digital signal processing, communication networks, and optical communications. In addition, students can choose between course units that specialise in signal and image processing, or antennas and microwave systems engineering.

The course is aimed at those with prior undergraduate level knowledge on communication and signal processing, wishing to enhance their skills to an advanced level for a rewarding career in related industries. Graduates are also capable to conduct PhD study in world leading research groups and contribute new ideas towards the advancement of technologies.

Information for international students

You will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and if you do not already possess a recognised English language qualification will need to take a test such as:

IELTS score of 6.5 overall with three sub-tests at 6.0 or above and no sub-test less than 5.5

TOEFL IBT score of 90 overall with no sub-test less than 22

Pearson PTE score of 59 overall with no sub-test less than 51

Some English language tests are only valid for two years. Your English language test must be valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(+44) 0161 3064701