Taught course

Mobile Communications

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

Either: A 2:2 or higher honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Communication Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics. Or A degree qualification of a subject and standard equivalent to above, obtained after a programme of full-time study extending over a period of not less than three years in a recognised university outside the UK.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge in hardware and software technologies and techniques related to mobile communications and applications in engineering. It gives an in-depth understanding of the technology appropriate to mobile communication systems, the hardware and software interaction and development. It also provides knowledge and skills for employment in mobile communications and related fields in radio frequency engineering, as well as depth for further research.

We have over 100 years of teaching Engineering and have developed programmes, which are current and will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding and skills. With a large proportion of computer laboratory and other practical work you will reinforce the theories and practices learnt in the classroom with 'hands on' experience. Our programmes offer you the opportunity to study the advanced knowledge and theories required for mobile communications and apply these to the practical work environment.

Programme structure

The programme will be delivered across two semesters of 15 weeks duration for the taught modules of the full-time mode of study, with the project dissertation being completed during the following semester A or B or the Summer Vacation. The part-time provision will span two academic years for the taught modules and followed by the project dissertation. UK students opting for the part-time mode of study can accumulate credits over a longer period of time and can obtain the MSc award in no more than six years.

Many MSc students have successfully moved to careers in communications, engineering and computing industries or higher study in the UK, Europe and the USA. However a number of students have also embarked on careers in business, management, and finance.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978