Durham University

Durham University

Communications Engineering

The main objective of the course is to educate students in the rapidly growing area of communications to undertake responsible and challenging posts in academia and industry. The course covers the key areas of wireless and wired networks and protocols, digital signal processing and digital electronics. In addition to the technical background provided in these subjects, hands-on experience is gained through a major individual research and development project, a group design project and a supporting laboratory programme.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree (typically equivalent to UK 2.1 Honours) or better in a subject which includes a significant electronics content.

Course modules

The programme consists of 3 modules taught through lectures and a laboratory programme, a group design module and an individual research and design project. Core modules; communications systems; radio communications; digital systems; design of wireless systems; research and development project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of written reports thoughout the year and examinations at the end; the research and development project is assessed by means of a written report and an oral examination in August.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1708