Broadband and Optical Communications
This course aims to give suitable graduates an in-depth understanding of the technology, and the drivers for the technology, in the area of broadband and mobile communications. The course will also provide exposure to current research activity in the field. Upon completing the program, you will have a detailed understanding of the current practices and directions in this topic, and will be able to apply them to the task of continuing the roll-out of advanced communication services across the globe.
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This degree is aimed at candidates who have gained an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or a related scientific discipline, at a 2.ii level or higher or the international equivalent. Applicants with initial degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis, with the assessment based on the applicant’s potential to succeed on, and benefit from, the course.
Applicants from overseas must in addition demonstrate competence in English to level IELTS 6.0 overall and no element under 5.5. An appropriate ELCOS (Bangor University English Language School) pre-sesional course may be taken to achieve the required English language level.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Nano-Elec & High-Speed Design
- Broadband Comms Systems
- Advanced Optical Communication
- Research Methods & Study Skill
- Mobile Communications Systems
- RF & Optical MEMS
- MSc Individual Project (Semester 3) Core
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an MSc degree.
Graduates can expect to find employment in the fast-developing communications industry, from local-loop service providers to backhaul network companies. You will have advanced skills in the analysis and design of broadband communi-cation systems and components, with a particular emphasis on optical communications. These skills will be immediately applicable in the ever-growing communications industry.
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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
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