Taught course

Communications and Information Engineering

University of Warwick · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate UK Honours degree or equivalent international qualification, in electronic, electrical, telecommunications, or computer systems engineering, or in an engineering science programme (with electronic, electrical, telecommunications or computer systems engineering pathway).

You can see how your current degree score or GPA equates to the British system in our Study pages in the equivalent scores table.

We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications on a case-by-case basis, particularly when the applicant can evidence relevant employment, practical experience or strong performance in undergraduate modules related to their proposed postgraduate course of study.

To ensure you have the essential foundations for the course, and depending on your overall academic profile, we may require you to take a mathematical skills test.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
    • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Communications and Information Engineering allows students to gain an in- depth understanding of the theoretic underpinnings and practical design of modern-day wireless and optical communications systems. It will enable you to understand how communication systems worked in the past, the present, and how they may be designed for the future, including key research vectors such as 5G/6G communications, Internet-of-Things (IoTs), digital twins, and more.

You’ll cover developments in radio network architectures and deployment and have the opportunity to study digital multimedia storage and communication technologies, data analytics and data mining in terms of algorithms and goals in real-world problems. Cross-discipline options from the Department of Computer Science offer key insights into approaches for dealing with the explosion in data collected in modern society (‘big data’).

After graduation you’ll be well equipped for employment opportunities in modern information and communication engineering, which is currently undergoing a revolution. Recent graduates from the course occupy positions in a variety of industries in the UK and worldwide, including core network provision, logistics, software support and data communication equipment/services, as well as banking, oil and gas, and fashion. The course is also the perfect platform for progression to a research degree.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585