University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Physics for Radio Engineering

This programme provides education and training for physicists to become innovators in the rapidly expanding fields of radio frequency, microwave and millimetre wave engineering. These technologies are at the heart of radio systems used for terrestrial, satellite and mobile communications and electromagnetic sensors such as radar. This programme aims to help students to develop an ability to interpret user requirements and component specifications, to engineer effective designs within the constraints imposed by the available resources and fundamental physical limits.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 1st or 2.1 Honours accredited degree in Physics or a closely related subject/discipline.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to electronic engineering; introduction to communication systems; signals and signal processing; microwave engineering; antennas and propagation; RF circuits and systems; computational electromagnetics; research project. Optional modules: electromagnetic wave scattering; advanced electromagnetic materials; radio frequency sensors and systems; satellite, mobile and optical communications.

Assessment methods

The individual research project is assessed through a combination of presentations, bench inspections and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

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0121 414 5005