Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Digital Communication Systems

This programme is aimed at recent engineering, physics and computer science graduates and/or those with a number of years industry experience in the communications industry, who wish to acquire in depth knowledge of this key specialism in order to progress their careers.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in electronic/electrical engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience; applicants with a good Lower 2nd Class Honours degree are also considered; candidates holding CEI Part II are admitted.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: semester 1; fundamentals of digital signal processing; information theory and coding; semester 2; research project; advanced individual project. Optional modules: semester 1; communication networks; personal radio communications; communication channels; semester 2; digital signal processing for software defined radio; communication network security and e-commerce ; mobile network technologies; intelligent signal processing.

Assessment methods

Examinations are held in January and May, with coursework and group work throughout the programme; the individual research project is assessed by written report and viva voce in September.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC (5 studentships).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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01509 222496