5G and Future Generation Communication Systems MSc

University of Surrey
1-5 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
February 2023

About this program

5G and Future Generation Communication Systems MSc

5G and future generation communication systems will connect almost anything in the world around us. Like the invention of air travel and the internet, it will become difficult to imagine life without it.

This MSc will put you at the forefront of this evolving and exciting sector. At Surrey, we’re internationally recognised in future connectivity – our pioneering 5G/6G Innovation Centre (5G/6GIC) is home to the world’s largest academic research group specialising in 5G and 6G communications.

Using software simulators and a unique testbed on campus, our research generates new concepts in the field, transforming ideas into forward-thinking solutions for tomorrow’s world.

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Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Physics or Telecommunication Engineering, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

5G and Future Generation Communication Systems MSc (Full-time and Part-time)

  • Digital communications
  • Fundamentals of mobile communications
  • Advanced 5g wireless technologies
  • Advanced mobile communications systems
  • Data & internet networking

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The course is offered in both full-time (1-year) and part-time (5-years) study options.



Full-time- 1 year

  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £10,900
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £23,100

Part-time- 5 years

  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £1,200
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £2,500


What you will study

Our MSc will enable you to understand the engineering aspects of this rapidly developing field, as well as emerging systems for the support of broadband mobile internet.

We’re home to the world’s largest academic research group in 5G and 6G communications. Its founding members include the UK’s major mobile operators, so you’ll be exposed to advanced communications and study modules.

Career paths

Our graduates are in demand within the telecommunications sector and have progressed to working in large mobile and satellite companies. These include:

  • 3
  • British Telecom
  • EE
  • Huawei
  • O2
  • Samsung
  • Telefonica
  • Vodafone.

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University of Surrey

Welcome to the University of Surrey, a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries. We’re based in the popular town of Guildford, just 35 minutes from central London by train. Our beautiful, green campus is home to...

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Why study at University of Surrey

Expect more at Surrey, the University of the Year for Graduate Employment. Over 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study after graduating, putting us firmly in the UK top ten. This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.

As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – rated as the best in the UK for four years in a row – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford Surrey

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