2:1 or equivalent in Electronics, or other engineering or computing courses with a significant mathematics and signal processing content. We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly when the student has high marks in relevant modules or appropriate industrial experience.
As a minimum, students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as complex numbers, calculus, Fourier analysis, decibels and statistics. Offer holders without sufficient background knowledge of electronic communication systems will be given access to some online preliminary reading before starting the course. The preliminary reading is intended to give a detailed summary of the knowledge we will expect you to have before you come to York, as well as providing an introduction to some of the subjects that you'll be studying here. Some background reading before you arrive will enable you to make the best use of your time at York.
Months of entry
Communications is one of the most exciting and rapidly-expanding subjects in engineering, with the internet and mobile phones revolutionising life for many people over the last few decades.
Increasingly, the internet and mobile telephone networks are converging, and an understanding of both systems, and the diverse information they carry, is required to fully appreciate the issues in modern digital communications.
Develop your ability to fully appreciate these complex communications systems. It is taught by internationally leading experts from our well-established Communication Technologies research group who draw on their wealth of experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to be an effective engineer.
You will cover the latest techniques and issues in modern communications systems, along with a thorough grounding in the required technical and mathematical backgrounds, with an emphasis on wireless communications, signal processing, and cutting-edge technologies. You will be exposed to a balanced picture of modern communications technology and networks to obtain a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of radio communication techniques, signal processing and network protocols. You will have the opportunity to design and optimise communication networks and learn about new techniques and technologies as they are developed.
You'll become an attractive candidate for employers throughout the field of modern communications. You will leave with experience in designing and building industry-standard tools, managing projects and teams, and conducting innovative research working at the cutting edge of communications.
Information for international students
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
IELTS 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each component.
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 324485