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MSc Communications and Information Engineering

Communications and Information

Receive comprehensive training in the essential elements of modern communication and information engineering

Our MSc Communications & Information Engineering enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of the information-theoretic underpinnings alongside the physical-layer aspects of wireless and optical communication systems.

You’ll cover developments in wireless network architectures and deployment (such as 4G/5G/6G communication systems) and have the opportunity to study digital multimedia storage and communication technologies, data analytics and data mining in terms of algorithms and goals in real-world problems. Cross-discipline options from the Department of Computer Science offer key insights into approaches for dealing with the explosion in data collected in modern society (‘Big Data’).

After graduation you’ll be well equipped for employment opportunities in modern information and communication engineering, which is currently undergoing a revolution. Recent graduates from the course occupy positions in a variety of industries in the UK and worldwide, including core network provision, logistics, software support and data communication equipment/services, as well as banking, oil and gas, and fashion. The course is also the perfect platform for progression to a PhD.

Watch the video above to find out more about the course from academics and current students.


The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

  • Eight taught modules (15 credits each)
  • Research project (60 credits)

Core modules

Optional modules

Example optional modules may include:

Individual research project

The individual research projectLink opens in a new window is an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by you in conjunction with your academic supervisor. Recent project titles include:

  • Network coding for underwater communications
  • Nanoscale communication networks
  • Design of Radio Devices using Metamaterials

We are constantly evolving our courses to keep up with developments in engineering and requirements for industry so it is important you check our website for the most up-to-date information on module availability.

Research activity

Please follow the hyperlinks below to find out more about relevant academics and their research interests:

Dr Mark Leeson

Dr Yunfei Chen

Dr Tianhua Xu

Dr Subhash Lakshminarayana

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

MSc Communications and Information Engineering 2024Link opens in a new window

How to apply

Applications for 2024 entry are now open. More information about the application process is available on the University websiteLink opens in a new window.

There are two main costs for students undertaking postgraduate study - academic fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. For details of the fees and how to pay, please review the Warwick Student Finance pages - Engineering are 'Standard Course Fees Band 2.

Living expenses

As well as tuition fees, students should budget for accommodation, food, books and other general expenditure such as clothes or leisure. Living costs will depend upon your lifestyle and spending patterns.

International students must be able to prove they have the necessary funds to cover these expenses. For more information on all costs see living expenses.


The School of Engineering offer scholarships throughout the year, check the page regularly for the latest funding opportunities.

Admissions enquiries

Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions teamLink opens in a new window.

Course enquiries

Talk to staff and students at the School of Engineering in a live chat or contact us via email.

You are also welcome to call us: +44 (0) 24 7652 2046 or +44 (0) 24 7652 4826.


There are a range of online and in-person optionsLink opens in a new window to help you discover more about your course, visit campus and get a sense of postgraduate life at Warwick.

We would be happy to show you around the School of Engineering. Please contact us to arrange to visit in person. You can also have a look around our facilities in our 360 degree virtual tourLink opens in a new window.

Communications and Information Engineering is an exciting degree course that provides training in both recent advances and classical theories of communications and information technologies.

You will have a chance to do individual and group projects with our high reputed staff in the frontiers of communications and information engineering, such as 5G/6G, broadband networks, UAV communications, Internet of Things, and cyber security, to prepare yourself for a career in the telecommunications industry and beyond."

Dr Subhash Lakshminarayana, Course Coordinator

360 Virtual Tour

Want to see what our facilities look like?

Click on the link below to watch our 360 degree virtual tour of the School of Engineering.

Please note that if you are watching the video on an IPhone you will need to watch via the YouTube app rather than through the Safari browser.

Essential Information

Course details
MSc Communications and Information Engineering
1 year full time | Course code: P-H641

Accrediting institutions

Application deadline
2 August 2024

Course start date
30th September 2024

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and fundingLink opens in a new window

This information is applicable for 2024 entry.

Register your interestLink opens in a new window

Live chats

How to apply