MSc Wireless Communications and Signal Processing
This MSc covers a range of advanced topics related to wireless communications and communications-related signal processing, including associated enabling technologies. It provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop the skills required for careers in some of the most dynamic fields in wireless communications.
This programme builds on the internationally recognised research strengths of the Communications Systems and Networks group within the Smart Internet Lab. This group conducts pioneering research in a number of key fundamental and experimental work areas, including spatial channel measurements and predictions, information theory, advanced wireless access (cellular and WLAN) and RF technologies. The group has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment and first-class computational facilities.
This MSc provides in-depth training in design, analysis and management skills relevant to the theory and practice of the wireless communications industry.
This degree is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, one of only a handful of accredited programmes in this field in the UK.
Visit the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to learn more about the MSc in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing.
This programme comprises 11 core units, followed by a substantial research project, starting during the second term and completed during the summer. Your project may be based at the University or with industrial partners.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an engineering discipline. Candidates with a lower class of degree, equivalent qualifications may be admitted if they can demonstrate their potential for higher degree work.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £14,000 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £28,300 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Bristol Master's Scholarship
£2,000 scholarships available for UK students from underrepresented groups applying for full-time master's programmes. Find out more about the Bristol Master's Scholarships and check your eligibility to apply.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
This is a challenging taught master's programme, covering aspects of current and future wireless communication systems and associated signal processing technologies. It will prepare you for a diverse range of exciting careers - not only in communications but also in management consultancy, project management, finance and government.
Our graduates have gone on to have rewarding careers in leading multinational communications companies, including Huawei, China Telecom, Toshiba and Intel. Some graduates follow a more research-focused career path, with a number of students going on to study for PhDs at leading universities.
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