University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Wireless Communication Systems

Study the key design aspects of a modern wireless communication system, in particular cellular mobile radio systems. There is a current shortage of communications engineers with a comprehensive appreciation of wireless system design from radio frequency (RF) through baseband to packet protocols.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or higher in electronic engineering, computer science or a similar field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have a 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience, we�ll give your application individual consideration. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Advanced signal processing; advanced communication principles; antennas, propagation and satellite systems; mobile networks and physical layer protocols; broadband wireless techniques; wireless packet data networks and protocols; major research project. Option modules may include: Data coding techniques for communication and storage; optical communication devices and systems; computer vision; electronic communication technologies; data coding techniques for communication and storage; system design.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 10,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 18,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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