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Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc

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Our Telecommunications & Internet Technology MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of all aspects of telecommunications networks and the internet. The study pathway will allow you to explore the latest techniques, mechanisms, protocols and network architectures and conduct your own research project.


Key benefits

  • You'll gain a thorough technical knowledge of the current practice in both wireless, and wireline networks.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in the telecommunications field.
  • Flexible study pathway that covers the basic principles of communications systems and extends to structural aspects and design of future packet-switched networks.
  • Research lies at the heart of our department - we have a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.
  • Located in central London, you will have easy access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the IET.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year full-time, September to September.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake Up to 30-40 FT.

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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Engineering

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Course detail

Description

The rapid global growth of mobile and wireless communication systems and networks over the last few years has resulted in the demand for talented graduates with an in-depth understanding of new and emerging internet technologies.

You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project. You will study Optical Communications, Telecommunication Networks and Network Theory. There are opportunities to explore a range of optional modules allowing you to develop study pathway that reflects your interests.

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module.

Assessment

Assessment methods will depend on the modules selected. The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations and coursework. You may also be assessed by class tests, essays, assessment reports and oral presentations.

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Optical Communications (15 credits)
  • Telecommunications Networks I (15 credits)
  • Network Theory (15 credits)
  • Telecommunications Networks II (15 credits)
  • Digital Communications (15 credits)
  • Principles of Management (15 credits)
  • Individual Project (60 credits)
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (15 credits)
  • Random Variables & Stochastic Processes (15 credits)
  • Communications Theory (15 credits)
  • Mobile & Personal Communications Systems (15 credits)
  • Topics on Data & Signal Analysis (15 credits)
  • Software Engineering of Internet Applications (15 credits)
  • Machine Learning for Engineers Advanced (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements & how to apply

TIT Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements 2:1

Bachelors degree with a minimum 2:1 honours in electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or physics.

We also welcome professional or occupational qualifications and consider them on an individual basis.

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies. Your application will be reviewed by an admissions tutor and we aim to respond to your application within four to six weeks, although this may take longer during busy and holiday periods.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes

A personal statement is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages).

Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
Other Optional You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 26th March 2021. After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.

For programmes that remain open beyond this date, the final application deadlines for the following fee statuses are listed below:

  • EU or overseas (international) fee status: 30th July 2021
  • Home fee status: 27th August 2021

Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in March, and we are unable to process more offers as places are filled before the final application deadlines above.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home fees: £10,500 per year (2021/22)
  • Full time overseas fees: £27,900 per year (2021/22)
  • Part time Home fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April and 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

 

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Graduates from our course gone on to find employment with mobile network operators and also the industrial manufacturers of mobile/ wireless network equipment. Some graduates have chosen to further their academic studies through MPhil and PhD degrees.

Testimonials

Blue box with King's College London rankings. Starting with, 7th in the UK for research quality. Followed by, 6th in the UK for research power. Concluding with, 4th among multi-faculty universities for research Impact. The source is research excellence framework 2014

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