Mobile Telecommunications MSc

Postgraduate ( full-time)


September 2017

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This course is no longer running. Our MSc Cyber Security and MSc Computer Science may be a suitable alternative. Please go to our Postgraduate Course Search  for other alternative courses.


Put yourself at the forefront of developing technology. The increasing use of personal mobile devices in the workplace has major consequences for organisations. We’ll help you practically learn the skills and expertise to boost your telecommunications career by getting up to speed in this highly sought-after industry.

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Full description


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You could work as a mobile network designer, mobile projects manager, wireless and mobile communication consultant, or within operations as a team leader. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Telecommunications PhD.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Advanced Mobile Systems
    In this module, you'll be introduced to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), 2.5G, 3G and 4G systems, as well as emerging new mobile systems and services.
  • Advanced Network Security Principles
    Gain an introduction to current best practices in network security and the skills you'll need for the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.
  • Innovative Product Design and Manufacture
    You’ll be provided with an in-depth knowledge of innovative design methods together with time compression technologies that will reduce the time of delivering new products to market. You’ll use a range of design tools to apply innovative design methods and to improve the design of an existing product, such that it can be manufactured and assembled at a minimum cost and yet maintain the level of quality and reliability demanded by customers. Tools such as 3-D solid modelling and engineering software tools will be extensively used throughout the module. Our module will also enable you to plan the method of manufacture of a product using suitable modern manufacturing and prototyping methods. You’ll be introduced to modern equipment, such as CNC machines, rapid prototyping machines and automated inspection.
  • Wireless Networks
    Gain the latest knowledge and skills within the field of wireless networks and in-depth understanding of all aspects of the various networks technologies and their protocols. You’ll get an overview of technological and practice behind wireless networks, covering Personal Area Networks (PANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) including; GSM, GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, WiMAX and 4G, Satellite Communications, Seamless networking and different types of antennae used at different frequencies. You’ll simulate wired networks and test performance by changing the simulation parameters. You’ll test quality metrics such as delay, jitter, Packet loss probability and utilisation. In the Electronic laboratory, hardware simulation of mobility will be applied to wireless LANs. Finally, you’ll learn the skills to integrate wireless networks technologies with wired networks technologies, allowing industries and businesses to benefit from unlimited connectivity all time worldwide.
  • Research Design and Methods
    Gain an in-depth understanding of the theories and methods of research and research design and develop a theoretical and practical foundation in research for your major project/dissertation. You’ll get an understanding of a range of approaches to research, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, together with an understanding of a number of specific research methods. You’ll develop your knowledge of research design in order to critically consider the design for your research project, including preparing your proposal and considering ethics and ethical issues.
  • Major Project
    This module supports students in the preparation and submission of a Master's stage project, dissertation or artefact. The Module provides the opportunity for students to select and explore in-depth, a topic that is of interest and relevant to their course in which they can develop a significant level of expertise. It enables students to; - Demonstrate their ability to generate significant and meaningful questions in relation to their specialism - Undertake independent research using appropriate, recognised methods based on current theoretical research knowledge; critically understand method and its relationship to knowledge - Develop a critical understanding of current knowledge in relation to the chosen subject and to critically analyse and evaluate information and data, which may be complex or contradictory, and draw meaningful and justifiable conclusions. - Develop the capability to expand or redefine existing knowledge; to develop new approaches to changing situations and/or develop new approaches to changing situations and contribute to the development of best practice. - Demonstrate an awareness of and to develop solutions to ethical dilemmas likely to arise in their research or professional practice - Communicate these processes in a clear and elegant fashion - Evaluate their work from the perspective of an autonomous reflective learner.


For the Advanced Mobile Systems module, you’ll undertake both coursework and exams. The rest of the modules will be assessed on coursework alone.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2015/16 (per year)


International students, 2015/16 (per year)


How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support
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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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