MSc Communications and Signal Processing with Extended Research / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science
2 Years Full Time
Entry requirements

We require a good Upper Second class honours degree or international equivalent, in an electronic and electrical engineering discipline.

Applicants should have previously studied communication and signal processing engineering fundamentals, and also have good programming skills (i.e. C++, Java, MATLAB).

To progress to the second year of this course, we usually require performance at distinction level. Students who do not meet the criteria to progress to the second year will instead graduate with the one-year Communications & Signal Processing MSc or an alternative appropriate qualification.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average with particular emphasis on relevant course units and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

As there is high demand for this course, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year. If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks to accept it.

Applications for 2020 entry:

Stage 1: Application received by 1st November 2019 ; decision by 10th January 2020

Stage 2: Application received by 3rd January 2020 ; decision by 28th February 2020

Stage 3 : Application received by 6th March 2020 ; decision by 24th April 2020

Stage 4: Application received by 29th May 2020 ; decision by 26th June 2020

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

Find out about the exciting opportunities and challenges of the CASPER MSc with this video.

Explore the Communications And Signal Processing with Extended Research MSc


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500 year 1, £5,250 year 2
    International students (per annum): £25,000 year 1, £12,500 year 2

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Contact name
Rachel Hicklin
0161 3064701

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