MSc (Eng) Telecommunications and Wireless Systems with a Year in Industry


This MSc programme will develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level in key aspects of telecommunications and wireless systems.

The course content is updated annually to maintain industry relevance and to reflect the latest developments in the industry.

This programme can be studied full or part time. The first two sections consist of lectures, laboratory classes and seminars, with a final section devoted to an individually supervised project.

Graduates will be capable of undertaking research and development work in telecom and wireless systems, and also developing and managing R&D programmes.

The placement

During the placement year students will spend time working in a relevant company suitable for the MSc. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical engineering experience which will boost students’ CV, build networks and develop confidence in a working environment. Many placement students continue their relationship with the placement provider by undertaking relevant projects and may ultimately return to work for the company when they graduate.

The University of Liverpool has a dedicated team to help students find a suitable placement. Preparation for the placement is provided by the University’s Careers and Employability Services (CES) who assist students in finding a placement, help students produce a professional CV and prepare students for placement interviews. Placements can be near or far in the UK or overseas.

Career prospects

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop the skills and personal qualities required to support your career profile in the telecommunications field. Well qualified telecoms engineering graduates are in high demand and as a graduate, you will be able to pursue careers involving in such as:

  • Design and development of RF and microwave devices
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Cyber security

The majority of our graduates are in roles directly related to their studies and working in programming, telecommunications engineering, and network management. Some of our graduates have gone on to work in companies such as:

  • Huawei
  • EE
  • Imagination Technologies
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  • Wireless Systems and Cad Designs
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Research Skills and Project Management
  • Digital and Wireless Communications
  • Radio Propagation for Wireless Systems
  • Engineering Programming
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Communications Networks
  • MSc Placement Experience
  • MSc Industrial Project
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Integrated Circuits - Concepts and Design
  • Advanced Systems Modelling and Control
  • Image Processing
  • Rf Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics
  • Photonics and Optical Information Systems
  • Antennas
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Mobile Communications and Security
  • Plasma System Engineering
  • £26,350 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    2 Years


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time