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Communications and Information Engineering - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Providing comprehensive training in essential elements of modern communication and information engineering, this degree delivers information-theoretic underpinnings alongside physical-layer aspects of optical and radio transmission and signal processing methods. You’ll also explore developments in radio network architectures and deployment and have opportunities to study digital multimedia storage and communications technologies, data analytics and data mining, in terms of algorithms and goals in real-world problems.

Our graduates will be well equipped for employment opportunities in modern information and communication engineering, which is currently undergoing a revolution.

Important note: All applicants will be expected to know the prescribed mathematical concepts. The onus is on the individual to ensure that they understand the required material. Essentially in order to cope easily with the course we are looking for competence in the majority of mathematics that is taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course. We ask that you look at the problems shown on the link ( for the prescribed mathematical concepts and see if you can do them.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project. The individual research project 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.

Contact Hours:

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

i) Eight taught modules (15 credits each)

ii) A research project (60 credits)

The typical workload for a 15-credit module is as follows:

i) 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars

ii) 5 hours of laboratory work

iii) 45 hours of private/directed study

iv) 70 hours of assessed work

The research project is valued at 60 credits and students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.


A combination of coursework and written examinations.

Our graduates have gone on to work in in sectors including:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Information and communication
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Graduate Electronic Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Technology and Innovation Engineer for Sensors
  • Project Manager

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant branch of engineering or science

Important note: In order for you to cope easily with the course we are looking for competence in the majority of the mathematics taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Department of Study

School of Engineering

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Offer holders qualify to apply for a School of Engineering Taught Master’s Scholarship. For 2018 entry, 9 scholarships were available for £5k-£10k each.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.