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Master's degree and PhD programme
in 
Signal Theory
and Communications


PhD programme awarded with

the Excellence Mention 

 by the Ministry of Education

 


Objectives:

The main goal of this programme is to provide an advanced and multidisciplinary training so that the student is able to manage successfully in research & development in ICT, including both their responsibilities as a researcher –who must broaden the frontiers of knowledge in this sector-, and their responsibilities as highly competent professionals with a good analysis and synthesis capacity when it comes to the resolution of problems within the ICT environment.

It embraces the study of statistical signal processing, algorithmic techniques of the most modern digital communication systems, modelling and measurement of the communication channel and the applications of signal processing in multimedia communications, speech, image, remote sensing and security.

Programmes on offer:

Master’s degree in Signal Theory and Communications awarded by the University of Vigo (60 ECTS).

Doctor from the University of Vigo. PhD Programme in Signal Theory and Communications.

Assigned centre:

Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering

Contact person: Rosa Mª Cortiñas Iglesias

Phone no.: +34 986 81 21 01 / +34 986 81 21 02

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Academic coordinator:

Verónica Santalla Del Río

+34 986818658

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Teaching methodology:

Virtual, through the following online teaching platform: http://faitic.uvigo.es

Dedication:

Master's degree / Training period of the PhD programme:

  • Full-time (60 ECTS)
  • Part-time (30 ECTS)
  • Lifelong learning

Investigation period of the PhD programme: Research period supervised by the director/s.

Periodicity of programmes on offer:

Annual

Access and admission:

Master’s Degree / training period of the PhD Programme:

According to Articles 16 and 17 of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29th, the students in possession of one the following will have access to the Master’s Degree / training period of the PhD Programme:

  • An official Spanish University Degree.
  • A degree awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which entitles the student to access a Master’s degree in the issuing country.
  • A degree awarded outside the framework of the EHEA prior verification by the University that the qualification is equivalent to the official Spanish university degrees and that it entitles the student to access a Master’s degree in the issuing country.

 Investigation period of the PhD programme: 

According to Articles 19 and 20 of the RD 1393/2007, of October 19th, those in possession of one of the following will be able to access the research period of the PhD Programme:

Podrán acceder al periodo de investigación del programa de doctorado quienes esten en posesión de:

  • An official Spanish Master’s Degree.
  • A degree awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which entitles the student to access a Master’s degree in the issuing country.
  • A degree awarded outside the framework of the EHEA prior verification by the University that such qualification is equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that it entitles the student to access a Master’s degree in the issuing country.

In addition, students who comply with any of the following conditions will be able to access the PhD programme:

a) Have passed 60 credits from a single or several University Master’s degrees, in accordance with the University’s offer. Exceptionally, those students who certify 60 ECTS of postgraduate level, configured in accordance with the University regulations as training activities not included in university master’s degrees, will have access to the research period of the PhD Programme.

b) a degree of duration of 300 ECTS credits, at least, under with EU regulations.

Description of the Master's degree / training period of the PhD programme planning:

The syllabus is divided in 3 modules differentiated by the type of training contents and skills acquired by the students. The modules are as follows:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of signal processing and communications
  • Module 2: Multidisciplinary applications
  • Module 3: Final degree project

The students must take necessarily 25 ECTS from Module 1 and 15 ECTS from Module 3. The remaining 20 ECTS can be fulfilled by subjects from Module 2 (more practical) or Module 1 (more basic).

Besides, 3 itineraries related to the three subjects of Module 1, which account for 15 ECTS within the 25 ECTS compulsory, are defined:

  • A: Signal Processing,
  • B: Digital Communications and
  • C: Communication Channel Modelling

Admission profile:

Students holding an Engineering degree, a Technical Engineering degree, a Bachelor’s degree, an Undergraduate degree or a Master’s degree (or an equivalent qualification abroad) in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

Enrolment fees:

Master's degree / Training period of the PhD programme

 Fees (academic year 2010-2011): 28,34 euros / ECTS -> total of 1700 euros for a 60-ECTS course

Investigation period of the PhD programme

Fees: approx. 100 euros / year