Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony and high-speed data services. This will equip you for well-paid roles as a specialist telecommunications engineer, as well as for more general roles in developing network systems.
Modern telecommunication services rely heavily on network technology and, consistent with this, there is a high level of overlap between this course and Network Systems MSc. However this course is distinctive because it includes a module on ‘Digital Telephony’. In addition, your Masters project will be on a topic that is specifically related to telecommunications.
An important benefit of choosing Sunderland is the quality of our equipment. For example, we have invested heavily in CISCO equipment. Sunderland is in the top 10 universities in the UK for ‘spend per student’ for computer sciences, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013.
Our academic team includes Cisco Certified Academy Instructors and we make sure that the course is continually aligned with the real-world needs of employers.
The research aspects of the course are supported by Sunderland’s on-going research programme. The specialisms of our Digital Innovation Research Beacon include intelligent systems, internet technologies, information retrieval and interaction design.
Employment & careers
On completing this course you will be equipped as a skilled professional with up-to-date knowledge in mobile communication technologies, computer networking and voice and data solutions.
Potential roles include:
- Telecommunications engineer
- Administrator of convergent voice and data networks
- Network planner
- Network manager
- System designer
Senior telecommunications network engineers can earn around £46,000. Experienced engineers can earn more than £60,000.
A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.
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