Taught course

Telecommunications and Wireless Systems

University of Liverpool · Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

Place yourself at the forefront of modern telecommunications on an MSc that's accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. We'll combine theory and practice as we immerse you in all aspects of digital and wireless communications, two key programming languages and advanced signal processing techniques.

Graduates with expertise in telecommunications are highly sought after in industry. On this MSc, you’ll combine theory and practice to discover the existing and emerging technologies driving rapid advances in telecommunications and wireless systems.

We’ll introduce you to the components of communication networks, examine the fundamentals of radio frequency engineering, and show you how to design and develop digital and wireless communication systems.

Gaining knowledge of the programming languages C++ and MATLAB, you’ll receive a grounding in advanced signal processing techniques and learn how to use industry standard software.

We’ll explore the principles, components and protocols of communication networks and analyse the mechanisms, models and characteristics of radio signal transmission in wireless systems. An introduction to information theory will additionally familiarise you with source coding techniques.

Further opportunities to specialise are available through optional modules. These cover mobile communications and security, microelectronics, electromagnetics, antennas, image processing and advanced systems.

The programme culminates with an independent research project. We’ll provide a thorough grounding in how to plan and conduct research and hone your project management skills to prepare you for investigating an area of telecommunications and wireless systems of your choice.


  • Advanced signal processing techniques
  • Principles, protocols and components of communications networks
  • How to design and code software for engineering applications using the programming languages C++ and MATLAB
  • Research and project management skills
  • Mechanisms, models and characteristics of radio signal transmission in wireless systems
  • How to design and simulate a wireless communication system using industrial standard software
  • The fundamentals of radio frequency engineering
  • How to design and develop advanced digital and wireless communication systems
  • Source coding techniques
  • Principles, protocols and security mechanisms of mobile communications networks
  • High frequency electromagnetics and circuit design techniques

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc(Eng)
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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