University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Personal, Mobile and Satellite Communications

This programme explores the fundamentals associated with mobile communications and advances in the mobile communications field, including the way 2G and 3G systems operate, with an emphasis on radio transmission technology. The concepts of software radio are introduced as are the fundamentals behind satellite technology. Advances in antennas are examined; the theory behind the underlying networks that allow mobile communications to operate, from system and network perspectives, is studied together with subjects such as the internet and its protocols, quality of service (QoS) support, mobility management, security mechanisms and the convergence between mobile and Internet technologies. An understanding of the underlying software that resides on the terminal is also developed.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or above) in science, engineering or technology, or equivalent; relevant experience considered; candidates with relevant practical experience instead of formal qualifications may be admitted initially to Diploma with possible transfer to Master's. IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: signals in systems; radio transmission and reception; digital communication systems; terminal technologies; satellite communications; antennas principles and practice; mobile communication and the internet; digital signal processing; research seminar series; project/dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 14,580 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01274 234567