Aberystwyth University’s Department of Physics offers an MSc degree in Radio Spectrum Engineering, which covers underlying theory and applications of the radio spectrum, and involves core theory for the field, research-led themes, practical applications, and engineering skills modules.

The MSc course coordinator is Dr Syeda Fizzah Jilani, a Lecturer in the University’s Department of Physics. Before taking up her post at Aberystwyth, Dr Jilani worked as a research scientist at the University of Maine, USA, on a US Department of Energy (DOE) project on the technology transition of harsh-environment RF sensors to the industry. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Antennas and Electromagnetics from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 2018.

A portrait photo of Dr Syeda Fizzah Jilani.

Dr Jilani’s research interests are in the field of electromagnetics, radio wave propagation, RF spectrum monitoring, reconfigurable antennas, flexible antennas for the next-generation wearable electronics, millimetre-wave antenna arrays for 5G and beyond, high-frequency printed metasurfaces, surface acoustic wave sensors, and transducers.

Professor Andrew Evans also teaches on the MSc and there are options to study the course either partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh.

Radio Spectrum Engineering MSc

The University is also developing other courses in Radio Spectrum Engineering aimed at students as well as local industry and businesses looking to upskill staff in these increasingly important areas.