University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Optical Communications and Signal Processing

This programme provides students with a challenging range of advanced topics drawn from optical communications systems and devices, and optics-related signal processing (including associated enabling technologies). It provides an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to enter careers in some of the most dynamic fields in optical communications.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent) in a numerate physical science or engineering discipline. Candidates with a lower class of degree, equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience may be admitted if they can demonstrate their potential for higher degree work.

Course modules

Semester 1 (50 credits): communication systems; digital filters and spectral analysis; mobile communications; networking protocol principles; optoelectronic devices and systems; semester 2 (70 credits): advanced optoelectronic devices; data centre networking; advanced networks; engineering research skills; optical communications systems and data networks; optical networks; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0117 954 5130