Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Digital Communication Systems

Modern information systems continue to transform and progress the ease with which information can be accessed across the globe and to underpin the digital society and economy. They depend fundamentally on digital systems of communication, and this programme provides thorough coverage of the speciality to meet the high and increasing demand for digital communications engineers who can manage and develop the technologies of todays data driven lifestyle. 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. It is taught by international experts, including Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET, with experience of working in the communications industry. A special partnership with Texas Instruments, provides industry standard equipment for practical teaching and hands on learning.

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

Semester 1: core modules: fundamentals of digital signal processing: information theory and coding; semester 2: core modules: research project. Semester 1: optional modules: communication networks; personal radio communications; communication channels; semester 2: optional modules: 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 Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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