Topics in Wireless Communications (884H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Wireless communications have become an essential part of our lives and growing massively into connected devices and industrial applications. The aim of the module is to introduce you to some of the most recent technologies in the field of wireless and mobile communications and to equip you with appropriate research methods and skills important in the design and analysis of future 5G mobile and wireless systems. You will learn about the new technologies and wireless systems design and analysis through lectures, seminars, and project work. The project work will involve research and simulations using specialised wireless communication design tools with MATLAB.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 40 hours of contact time and about 110 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: