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MSc Communication Systems, 120 credits

Communication systems


The Communication Systems programme offers a broad curriculum in communication systems, focusing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems.

The programme has a solid theoretical base in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and design and optimisation of communication systems and networks.

As the programme is highly competitive, applicants need strong math skills and dedication.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering
Language: English
Duration: Two years, 120 credits
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91122
Application period: 17 Oct - 16 Jan
Start date: August


Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: approx. USD 14,500/EUR 13,000 (SEK 126,000) per academic year

More about tuition fees


For students presently in Swedish higher educational systems

Due to practical implications, you may not have reached the 150 credits required for applying before the deadline of the first application round on 15 January.

We therefore recommend you to submit your application during the second application round, 15 March – 15 April.

Please apply at www.antagning.se

Second admission round

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. For non-EU/EEA students, applying in the Second round will most likely result in not having enough time to obtain a residence permit before the start of the semester.

Please apply at www.antagning.se. Application deadline 15 April.

Programme specific requirements

Applicants shall have:

  • a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics relevant to the programs including courses in linear algebra, probability theory and signals and systems

Read more about entry requirements and the application process.


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Last updated: 2016-10-17