MSc Modern Telecommunications


Program Description

The Msc Modern Telecommunications is a joint course between the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Nottingham, UK and Electronics at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.

Key facts

  • The course will provide the technical knowledge and skills to equip you for a leading career in communications, electronic or photonic engineering, and computer engineering.
  • The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework(TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.

Course details

The course is divided into three semesters, starting in January in Wroclaw and transferring to Nottingham for the second semester in September. For the third semester, you will transfer back to Wroclaw to undertake your research project.

Modules cover the application of photonic engineering, photonic communications and photonic instrumentation and are delivered by internationally leading researchers in these fields, providing real-world problems and examples.


180 credits (90ECTS) of taught courses are taken along with a 60 credit (30ECTS) research project module, see examples below:

Semester one modules - Wroclaw University (total 60 credit/30ECT)

  • Optical Networks - 12 credits (6ECTS)
  • HF Techniques in Telecommunications - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Optimisation Methods - 6 credits (3ECTS)
  • Numerical Methods - 6 credits(3ECTS)
  • Mathematics - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Mathematical Statistics - 6 credits (3ECTS)
  • Foreign Language A2 - 4 credits (2ECTS)
  • Foreign Language B2+ - 2 credits (1ECTS)
  • Physics - 2 credits (1ECTS)
  • Public Relations - 2 credits (1ECTS)

Semester two - The University of Nottingham (total 60 credits/30ECT)

  • Instrumentation and Measurement with Project - 20 credits (10ECTS)
  • Photonic Communications Components - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Embedded Computing - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Optical Communications - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Power Electronics Integration - 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • HDL for Programmable Logic - 10 credits (5ECTS)

Semester three - Wroclaw University

  • Masters Thesis Preparation 10 credits (5ECTS)
  • Masters Thesis 50 credits (25ECTS)

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.anges. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.


Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career destinations for our graduates in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians, as well as electrical engineers and engineering professionals.

Career Prospects and Employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

*The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements: A 2:1 degree or equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or other relevant degree
  • IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

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