Advanced Communications (RF and Telecoms) MSc

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Advanced Communications (RF and Telecoms) MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,940 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    An MSc in Advanced Communications (including Radio Frequency Technology and Telecommunications) from the University of Kent allows you to become an expert in fixed, wireless and mobile networks, including some of the most cutting-edge research and new technologies that are shaping the electronic communications world today.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over a single year at full time, in three terms. A placement period of up to one year is also possible.

    Modules:

    • Data Networks and the Internet

    Here you’ll explore Local Area Networks (Switched Ethernet, STP, Virtual and Wireless LANs, Wi-Fi and Personal Area Networks like Bluetooth).

    • Advanced Communication Theory

     You’ll learn about MIMO, CDMA, FBMC, Multi-channel and Multi-carrier Communications, Carrier and Symbol Synchronisation, Bandlimited Channel Signal Design, and Optimal Receiver Design.

    • RF System and Antenna Design

    This module has three sections: Antennas for Mobile and Wireless Systems, Microwave Propagation for Mobile Systems and RF and Microwave Design.

    • Satellite and Optical Communications

    This module looks at the technologies behind satellite and fibre optic communications systems, and the special challenges you’re likely to encounter with them.

    • Reconfigurable Architectures

     Here you’ll examine PLDs, PGAs and FPGAs, Hardware Description Languages, and the implementation of basic computer arithmetic in reconfigurable logic architectures.

    • Computer and Microcontroller Architectures

    Here you’ll see how the principles of computer architecture are encoded into 32-bit microcontrollers.

    • Wireless Communications

    This is an overview of the technology, examining fading, path loss, shadowing and other common complications.

    • Advanced Networking Systems and Technology

    Here you’ll look at a range of high speed access networks and the differences between them.

    • MSc Project

    Here you will develop a major system either in an industrial context or within the department itself. You will have regular supervision by industrial collaborators, academic staff or both.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Kent’s more advanced engineering programs all use a range of learning methods to make sure you develop top of the line subject-related skills. These include lecture and seminar classes, practical and laboratory exercises and close collaboration with industry. This also ensures that you develop the widest possible range of transferrable skills.

    Career Possiblities

    Graduates of Kent’s MSc program in Communications, RF Technology and Telecommunications will have developed skills specifically requested by some of the biggest names in several industries, such as report writing, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, time management and of course technical ability. As a result, the employability of their graduates is very high indeed.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This MSc program typically requires applicants to have achieved a 2:2 or better honours degree in a related field, ideally Computer Engineering, Electronics, Physics or Mathematics. Computer Science degree are usually not applicable.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by a good IELTS score or with one of several equivalent exams. See the specific requirements here.

    International students must also have earned an educational certification that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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