Throughout the year, you’ll study a set of core modules that will give you an in-depth understanding of DSP, wireless and optical communications systems and network security.
The focal point of the degree course is your individual project. Working on a project is incredibly satisfying, allowing you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.
Your supervisor will help you to select a project that is right for you, in an area of your choice. This may give you the chance to work as an integral part of one of our active research institutes, focusing on a specialist topic that motivates you and using the appropriate research methods. This is your chance to make your own contribution to science.
The project will equip you with the independent research and critical thinking skills that you will draw on throughout your future career.
Recent projects have included:
- Powerline communications for smart grid
- Quantum key distribution over passive optical networks
- Physical layer security using artificial noise
- An energy-saving robot mobility diversity algorithm for wireless communications
- Analysis and processing of physiological data from a smart watch to monitor health
- Evaluation of wireless sensor networks for civil engineering applications
- Cooperative wireless communications over fading channels
- Carrier frequency offset compensation in OFDM for IEEE 802.11
- Underlay spectrum access strategy in cognitive radio
- Compressive sensing for channel estimation in massive MIMO
- Deep learning for intrusion detection in software defined networks
- Device-to-device communications in 5G
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Communications and Signal Processing MSc (Eng) in the course catalogue
Modern Industry Practice
Wireless Communications Systems Design
Digital Signal Processing for Communications
Cellular Mobile Communication Systems
Optical Communications Networks
High Speed Internet Architecture
Data Communications and Network Security
MSc Individual Project
<p><strong>Want to find out more about your modules?</strong></p><p>Take a look at the <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/electronic-engineering-masters-module-information/doc/communications-signal-processing-msc">Communications and Signal Processing module descriptions</a> for more detail on what you will study.</p>
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines, through lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, examples classes, tutorials and project meetings.
Independent study is also important to the programme. You will develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge while studying the taught modules and undertaking your project work.
Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you will learn from leading researchers in specialist teaching facilities with high-quality test and measurement equipment. These include our Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory and Arm Embedded Systems Laboratory. During your final project, you will be able to work in the NXP Electronics Project Laboratory.
Depending on your project topic, you may also get to work in our specialist research laboratories.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You will be assessed using a range of techniques including mini-projects, case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests and coursework assignments.