University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Signal Processing and Communications

This programme provides graduates and working professionals with a broad training in signal processing and communications; it is suitable for recent graduates who wish to develop the specialist knowledge and skills relevant to this industry and is also suitable as advanced study in preparation for research work in an academic or industrial environment or in a specialist consultancy organisation; engineers or other professionals wishing to participate in the programme may do so on a part-time basis; our students gain a thorough understanding of theoretical foundations as well as advanced topics at the cutting edge of research in signal processing and communications.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, typically in electrical engineering with a specialisation in signal processing and/or communications; applications from related fields such as computer science, physics or mathematics will also be considered; entry into this high-level programme is competitive and high grades are expected in fundamentals such as mathematics, signals and systems, probability and statistics and communications and signal processing; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: discrete-time signal analysis; digital communication fundamentals; statistical signal processing; image processing; signal processing laboratory. Optional modules include: adaptive signal processing; advanced digital communications; array processing methods; advanced concepts in signal processing; phase 1 project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

MSc Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7352