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Modes of Study

Methods available to benefit from the courses available at UCL.

Programme Structure


The course is designed specifically for those working in the Industry to follow on a part time basis. The modules are designed to be independent and afford maximum flexibility in study pattern. They may be taken individually on a module-only basis, as a short course, or accumulated towards an MSc in Telecommunications, in any order according to an individual’s personal training and development needs. Continuing programme improvement is carried out by review after each module has been presented. The latest versions of the syllabus is available on the Module Details pages. All modules are taught at UCL although modules may also be delivered as short courses on a bespoke basis to companies who wish to develop specific staff knowledge and technical skills in specialist areas, which have direct value to their organisation. For further details please contact the programme director.
There are two modes of study offered:


1) Continuing Professional Development Modules.

All the modules are available for one off attendance. Individual modules are run at UCL over a period of four or five days with a tutorial a few weeks later, and an exam a few weeks after that. On successful completion a certificate will be issues. To register for modules, please complete the Module Registration Form (active shortly), and return it at least two weeks before the module runs.


2) Flexible MSc Courses:

MSc Telecommunications


        The full MSc course consists of 8 modules, chosen from the full range of around 18 available and a project which is worth 1/3 of the course.
        Any combination from the range of modules relevant to Communications and related technologies is allowable.
        These free-standing one-week modules are offered between October and May
        Technical Modules operate Monday to Thursday from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm.
        The MSc Telecommunications degree may be completed over a minimum of three years and a maximum period of five years from the date of the first module.
        Up to two modules taken as single courses can be transferred to the MSc programme
        Fees for the programme can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/telecommunications-msc

MSc Telecommunications with Business


        The full MSc course consists of 4 Business Modules and 4 Technical modules chosen from the full range of around 18 available and a project which is worth 1/3 of the course.
        Business modules run Monday to Friday. Technical Modules run Monday to Thursday.
        The MSc Telecommunications with Business degree may be completed over a minimum of three years and a maximum period of five years from the date of the first module.
        Up to two modules taken as single courses can be transferred to the MSc programme.
        Fees for the programme can found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/telecommunications-business-msc

Course Assessment



The courses contain two components:


1. Taught modules: 8 modules, equally weighted from the programme taken in any order. Weight: 120 Credits
2. Project; normally taken at the student’s place of work. Marks are given by the UCL supervisor for the dissertation submitted. Consultation with an industrial supervisor or line manager is used to guide the supervisor in allocating the mark. Where the project is undertaken at UCL, a second UCL marker is required. Weight: 60 Credits

Criteria for the award of the degree


Pass

For an award of a Masters degree students must have completed 180 UCL credits or the equivalent 1800 learning hours and obtained an overall average mark of 50% or greater which must include a mark of 50% or greater for the dissertation.

ii) A maximum of 25% of the programme’s taught element (i.e. excluding the dissertation) may be condoned at 40 – 49%.

iii) A student may be required to make specified amendments to their dissertation within one month provided that:

a) The amendments are minor and the dissertation is otherwise adequate; and

b) The student has satisfied all other requirements for the award of a Masters degree.

Merit

iv) The award of merit must be given to students on Masters programmes if they have satisfied all of the following criteria, but do not meet the criteria for an award of distinction:

a) The overall weighted average mark over 180 credits is 60% or higher; and

b) The mark for the dissertation is 60% or higher; and.

c) There are no marks below 50%, no condoned marks, no re-sit marks, and all marks are first attempts.

Distinction

iv) The award of distinction must be given to students on Masters programmes if they have satisfied all of the following criteria:

a) The overall weighted average mark over 180 credits is 70% or higher; and

b) The mark for the dissertation is 70% or higher; and

c) There are no marks below 50%, no condoned marks, no re-sit marks, and all marks are first attempts.

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