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 will help you 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 first or upper second-class 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

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