Advanced Sciences of Modern Telecommunications, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #260 (BCR) ,
The Master in Advanced Sciences of Modern Telecommunications aims at training scientists and technologists with the goal of preparing them for careers in research, innovation and technology transfer. Jointly offered with the UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (BARCELONA).


The Master in Advanced Sciences of Modern Telecommunications (60 ECTS) aims at training scientists and technologists with the goal of preparing them for careers in research, innovation and technology transfer. The program is organized in three different tracks, respectively "advanced communications", "advanced networks" and "multimedia communications".

  • It is JOINTLY OFFERED by UNIVERSITAT DE VALÈNCIA and UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA and it can be attended at either location, respectively VALENCIA and BARCELONA (Spain).

The Master has been designed and is coordinated by internationally recognized researches with extensive academic and professional experience in the international arena. It provides a coherent set of advanced courses that are in synchrony with the state-on-the-art of modern Telecommunications. The training is geared towards positions at universities, research institutes, scientific and technological parks, as well as technology companies. Morover the Master offers graduate courses of a level similar to those of other prestigious universities in the United States and Europe, including courses that are not offered currently at any other Spanish institution.

Formal endorsement has been received from several highly prestigious institutions , within the field of Telecommunications, such as the University of California at Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California at, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), Princeton University, Stanford University, EPFL, ETH ZurichZ, Technical University of Munich, and companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica.

This Master is targeted at Telecommunication Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Computer Engineers and Scientists, Electronic Engineers, Physicists, Mathematicians and other graduatespeople coming from programsother Masters covering relatedsimilar areas of knowledge.

The maximum number of students is restricted to 25.

Some of the citations about this Master read as follows:

STANFORD (Prof. Andrea Goldmith) "I have spent time visiting several universities in Spain, and to my knowledge, there exists no Masters program of a similar quality anywhere in the country, and in fact, there are few programs in all of Europe to rival this one. The creation of this program would generate a new pool of talented students who might go on to further graduate study or create or join high-tech companies based on the fundamental knowledge obtained through the program"

MIT(Prof. Vivek Goyal) "The choice of topics and their allocations to core and optional courses is innovative but at the same time roughly consistent with what is done at the top electrical engineering and communication systems departments in the United States and Europe. Students that complete this program will be extremely well prepared for both PhD programs and immediate contribution to engineering research and development "

EPFL (Prof. Emre Telatar)"The courses of the program provide an excellent coverage of modern telecommunication science. Any student going through this carefully designed program will graduate with a first rate education, ready either for industrial work or for PhD research. With the increased student mobility in Europe that comes with the introduction of Bologna, I believe it is simply a necessity to offer a program such as yours to ensure the future of advanced education. As an extremely well conceived program, your Master´s has all the reasons to be a success"

BERKELEY (Prof. Kannan Ramchandran) "It is clear from the proposal that this program would be a great contribution to the academia and industry of Spain. The education provided by the program can allow the opening of new research directions, can attract researchers from abroad (transnational research groups), and attract funding for research and the creation of new and competitive start-ups/spin-offs"

NOTE: The information provided is subject to possible modifications derived from the harmonization process of the European university systems required by the EHEA. (Bologna Declaration)

Programme Structure

Each academic year is distributed in three quarters:

  • 1st Quarter (October-December)
  • 2nd Quarter (January-March)
  • 3rd Quarter (April-July)

During the third Quarter, the student will carry out a research work (Master Thesis) of 10 ECTS under the supervision of a professor and in the University where the student decides


  • Information TheoryAdvanced Optimization Techniques for
  • Communications and Signal ProcessingAdvanced Stochastic
  • Processes for Engineers: Theory and ApplicationsDigital
  • Communication TheoryResearch Methodology
  • Master Thesis


  • Advanced Coding Techniques "Mandatory"
  • Advanced Signal Processing for Communications "Mandatory"
  • Advanced Wireless Communications and Mobility "Mandatory"
  • Estimation Theory "Optative"
  • Antennas and RF Systems for Communications "Optative"
  • Optic Fiber Communication Systems "Optative"
  • Research Seminars "Optative"


  • Advanced Communication Networks and Protocols "Mandat"
  • Design and Implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks "M"
  • MobileCommunication Networking "Mandatory"
  • Cryptography and Security in Communication Networks "Opt"
  • Models and Tools for Ad-Hoc Networks "Optative"
  • Performance Improvement in Network Environments "Optativ"
  • Computability and Complexity "Optative"
  • Research Seminars "Optative"


  • Multimedia Systems and Communications "Mandatory"
  • Image and Video Analysis "Mandatory"
  • Advanced Multimodal Interaction "Mandatory"
  • 3D Multimedia on Internet and mobile Networks "Optative"
  • Visual Recognition and Perception "Optative"
  • Data Analysis and Machine Learning "Optative"
  • Linear and Non-Linear Time-Series Analysis "Optative"
  • Research Seminars "Optative"

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The criteria for admission to the Master are:

  • Academic record.
  • Additional academic or professional education.
  • Proof of English proficiency. (If necessary, a personal interview with the candidate will be conducted in English.)
  • Having the appropriate prerequisite knowledge or, depending on each particular case, taking the necessary levelling courses at either UVEG or UPF.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    46 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46 EUR per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    46 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46 EUR per module and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Price per credit 46,2 €

Living costs for Valencia

  • 560 - 970 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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