MSc Information and Communications Engineering

University of Leicester

Program Description

MSc Information and Communications Engineering

University of Leicester

Duration and mode of study

The course can be taken full or part-time. The full-time MSc lasts one year or part-time the course can be taken over a period of up to four years.

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent.



  • Home/EU: £5,470
  • International: £16,715

There is an additional fee if you choose to include an industry placement in your degree.

Course aims

The processing of data and signals digitally together with the communication of such information over fixed and wireless links is of major importance in many aspects of modern engineering. This course aims to develop a good understanding of digital signal processing, radio systems and digital communications together with topics covering real time implementation of the signal processing techniques. The theoretical aspects of the course will be reinforced with extensive “hands-on” exercises to further develop understanding.

Course modules

  • Radio Systems
  • Modelling and Classification of Data
  • Matlab and CAD
  • High-reliability Embedded Systems
  • Design of Discrete Systems
  • Real-time Signal Processing
  • Digital Communications
  • Radio Communications
  • Individual Project
  • Industry placement

You may, if you wish, choose to study for an MSc in Information and Communications Engineering with Industry, which includes the opportunity to apply for a range of industry placements arranged by the Department. Your placement, of between three and nine months, will be undertaken after the taught part of the course, allowing you to acquire industrial experience and develop an appreciation of how the new skills you have acquired relate to problems in industry.

Teaching and assessment methods

Modules are taught using lectures and seminar sessions and are supported by a range of structured practical and laboratory work. Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation which includes the results obtained in the individual project module.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 - 4 years
Part time
Full time
5,470 GBP
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom Leicester, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 4 years
Price 5,470 GBP
- Home/EU; 16,715 GBP - International