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Wireless Communications - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

The Master’s programme in Wireless Communication prepares students for an exciting career within a rapidly expanding industry. The University has excellent resources in the area of wireless communication, and can offer students the opportunity to learn from world-leading researchers, in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Research and education are closely linked within the department. All of our teachers are themselves educated to PhD level or higher, and are actively engaged in research. The Wireless Communication programme focuses on the physical and lower layers of wireless communication.

The aim is to give our students in-depth system knowledge, which in turn requires insights into the various components in a wireless system. The courses included in the programme all hold a high international standard. In addition to the taught courses, all of our students undertake a research project for their Master’s thesis. The project can be academic in nature, or developed within industry, and can be carried out either in Lund or abroad. These projects can sometimes lead to patent registration and successful entrepreneurial initiatives. Examples of companies where students have performed their degree projects include Bitcraze (Sweden), Bombardier (Sweden), Lite-on Mobile (Sweden), Huawei Technologies (Sweden), Ericsson (Sweden), Procera Networks (Sweden), and FTW (Austria).

The programme features both theoretical and practical learning, as well as plenty of group assignments and presentations, allowing students to develop supplementary skills that further increase their attractiveness on the job market.

Career prospects

The programme provides students with a solid grounding for a career in wireless communication – either in industry or academia. On completion of the programme, our graduates have the necessary skills for both research and development, e.g. understanding and developing future wireless systems, developing wireless networks for special applications and understanding and enhancing existing solutions. The programme also provides an excellent foundation for PhD studies in the field, as shown by the fact that almost 40 percent of our students have continued towards a PhD degree after graduation.

The skills our alumni possess are in high demand globally, particularly within developing markets, and former students can be found all over the world. Many have found work and started their careers in Australia, China and the USA, as well as right here in Lund.

The surrounding area is home to a number of global household brands such as Sony, Ericsson, and Nokia. Other companies with operations close to the University include Huawei, ARM Sweden and Axis. A large proportion of students start working with these companies directly after graduation. Within the near future we will also have new neighbours in the form of two large-scale European and international research centres –
ESS and MAX IV – which will both create exciting opportunities for our students.

Contact

Wireless communication (M.Sc.)
Kårhuset John Ericssons väg 3, Lund

Programme Director:
Michael Lentmaier
International Master Coordinator:
Helene von Wachenfelt, E-mail: wireless [at] master.lth.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, information technology or equivalent including courses in mathematics of at least 20 credits/ECTS. The applicant must have knowledge of probability theory, signal processing, telecommunication, electromagnetic field theory and circuit theory, corresponding to no less than 6 months of study. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on academic qualifications.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 7, 2019

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

No programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply to this programme.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

 

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations