University of Reading

University of Reading

Digital Signal Processing and Communications

This course covers wireless communications systems, however, shares one common algorithmic engine: digital signal processing (DSP). This being the case, there has been an increasing industry demand for high calibre DSP engineers and researchers all over the world. Catering to the above demand, this course is industry orientated, and covers the theoretical as well as the implementation aspects of the subjects.

Entry requirements

A degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Control Engineering, or any other engineering disciplines with preferably an introductory course in Signal Processing and/or Wireless Communications and adequate mathematical background (which should include linear algebra, matrix theory, probability and statistics, optimisation and Fourier series). Applications from graduates of Mathematics are also welcome but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course modules

Modules include: Wireless and cellular networking; wireless communications for the real world; personal and mobile communications; digital communications; advanced signal processing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Mixed mode - 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

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