MSc Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing
This challenging programme covers a range of advanced topics in multimedia signal processing and communications. These include the properties and limitations of modern communication channels and networks, alongside the coding and compression methods required for efficient and reliable wired and wireless audio-visual transmission. It provides an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills you will need for a career in one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in information and communications technology (ICT).
The programme builds on the research strengths of the Visual Information Laboratory and the Communication Systems and Networks Group within the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol. Both groups are highly regarded for combining fundamental research with strong industrial collaboration. Their innovative research has resulted in groundbreaking technology in image and video analysis, coding and communications. Both groups also offer extensive, state-of-the-art research facilities.
This programme provides in-depth training in design, analysis and management skills relevant to the theory and practice of the communication networks industry. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, one of only a handful of accredited programmes in this field in the UK.
This programme comprises six core units, followed by a substantial research project which will start during the second term and be 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 for our MSc in Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing.
An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications, Information Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science and Technologies, Optical Information Science and Technologies, Optoelectronic Information Science and Technologies & Optical Engineering. Other Engineering degrees might be considered where a minimum of 5 modules at 2.1 in electronics/communications have been achieved.
We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification.
If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.
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.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £17,700 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £8,850 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £34,200 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.
This programme covers aspects of current and future image and video communications and associated signal processing technologies. It will prepare you for a diverse range of exciting careers - not only in the communications field but also in management consultancy, project management, finance and government.
Our graduates have gone on to have rewarding careers in some of the leading multinational communications companies, including Huawei, China Telecom, Toshiba and Intel. Some graduates follow a more research-oriented career path, with a number of students going on to study at PhD level at Bristol or other leading universities.