Comments about Master in Research in Photonic Networks - At the institution - Birmingham - West Midlands
Minimum lower second class in a relevant science degree at a UK or equivalent university. Overseas applicants will also need to demonstrate English language ability (eg. IELTS 6.5, TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent).
Master in Research in Photonic Networks
The course is an introduction to modern optical communications networks aimed at preparing students for academic or industrial research. A mixture of technical science modules and business modules is included.
Outline of programme
Our Masters by Research (MRes) programme requires six months of full-time study followed by a six-month industrially-relevant research project, which can be carried out as an industrial placement or internally at the university. Modules are:
* Digital Transmission
* Optical Communications System
* Radio Systems and Personal Communication Networks
* Introductory Programming (in Java)
* Research Methodology
* Research: systems, support and regulation
* Organisations and Project Management
* Photonic Networks
* MRes Project.
The course consists of 80 credits assessed through coursework and exams and 100 credits assessed through a research project.
Students can progress to a PhD degree at an academic institution or to industrial research in the laboratories of major international communications companies.