University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications

The delivery of multimedia content relies on many layers of sophisticated signal engineering that can process images, video, speech and audio and signal processing is at the heart of all multimedia systems. The programme explains the algorithms and intricacies surrounding transmission and delivery of audio and video content. Particular emphasis is given to networking and data compression, in addition to the foundations of pattern recognition. We provide computing support with any specialised software required during the programme, for example, Matlab.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in electronic engineering, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a good UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Advanced signal processing; data and internet networking; dissertation; image and video compression; speech and audio processing and coding. Optional modules: Artificial intelligence (AI) and AI programming; digital communications; image processing and vision; mathematics of signal processing; multimedia systems and component technology; speaker and speech recognition.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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