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The UKTA has partnered with academic institutions in Africa, China and the U.K. and encouraged students from around the world to obtain both Doctors and Masters degrees. It has facilitated and helped to arrange scholarships for many exceptional individuals. Currently, the UKTA’s main focus is leveraging its U.K. based academic expertise with its African based institutional relationships and delivering two Master’s degree courses which blend online and face to face learning.

  • Master of Communications Management

    Master of Communications Management: Online Master of Communication Management (eMCM)

    The UKTA, in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the University of Rwanda, formally launched the online Master of Communication Management (eMCM) in April 2016.

    Who Should Apply?

    The programme is delivered online by experienced lecturers and professors from the United Kingdom. The eMCM is designed for individuals within ICT and telecommunications sectors who wish to enhance their managerial knowledge and competence. This includes engineers and managers working in telecommunications regulatory authorities, ICT service providers and other ICT stakeholders. Policy makers in ministries and government departments responsible for ICTs will also benefit from the eMCM.

    Modules and Delivery Periods

    The eMCM will be delivered online through the ITU Academy platform. The programme comprises four 30 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation. The modules covered in this course are:

    • Project Management for ICT: April – July each year
    • Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Environment of a Converged Society: July – October each year
    • Human Resources for ICT: October – December each year
    • Strategic Management for ICT January – April each year
    • Dissertation: for the 6 months following completion of the 4 modules above

    After 60 credits (completion of any 2 of the above modules), candidates can exit with an award of a post-graduate certificate. After 120 credits (completion of the 4 modules), candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma. Upon successfully completing a dissertation, candidates will be awarded the Masters degree. This flexibility enables candidates to undertake specific modules for their Continuous Professional Development whilst also obtaining an academic award.

    Fees

    The tuition fees for the whole program are USD 4,200, with each part being charged separately.The fees apply to all students taking this programme. Each module will cost USD 750 and the dissertation will cost USD 1,200 each payable before the start of each module. The programme is designed to be 18 months long, however, to help spread the workload/cost candidates will be able to extend the programme to 3 years by taking 2 modules each year with the Dissertation in the third year.

    How to apply

    To be admitted into the programme, possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science and IT, business management, human resource management, law or related qualification from an accredited institution is required.

    Applications for the Masters degree are open. To download the application form, click here. Once completed, send the form and all supporting documents to the following email address: applications@ukta.co.uk

    Prior to submitting an application, please ensure that you have the funds available to pay the tuition fees. Please note that applications are accepted any time and successful applicants will start on the next module. Applications less than 2 weeks before a module will begin at the following module.

News and resources

New Book! Telecommunications Law

Professors Ian Lloyd and David Mellor OBE have published a new edition of their book on Telecommunications Law. Published by Sweet and Maxwell, the book is available from

https://www.wildy.com/isbn/9780414070363/telecommunications-law-3rd-ed-hardcover-sweet-maxwell-ltd

https://www.waterstones.com/book/telecommunications-law/professor-ian-lloyd/professor-david-mellor/9780414070363

Telecommunications Law

Graduation at the University of Rwanda

8th November 2019. Huye, Rwanda

Attending the 6th graduation ceremony for The University of Rwanda are four of the 10 successful MCM Graduates for 2019 accompanied by Prof. Steve Capewell our Vice Chairman. From Left to Right: Goodluck Kam’bwemba, Chioma Stella Ibe, David Asiwome Kweku Gowu and Alexis Bigirimana. David was also presented with the prize for UKTA Student of the Year 2019 the just released 3rd edition of Telecommunications Law written by Prof. David Mellor retired Chairman of UKTA and Prof. Ian Lloyd currently UKTA Director and lecturer of the LRPECS module.

A full list of 2019 MCM Graduates below:

Susan Magdalene Nakanwagi – Uganda
David Asiwome Kweku Gowu – Ghana
Alexis Bigirimana – Rwanda
Chioma Stella Ibe – Nigeria
Mohammad Aqeb Kohistani – Afghanistan
Ibrahim Bbossa Kibuuka – Uganda
Micious Maziah Vincent Matsitsa – Malawi
Ebrima Suwareh – The Gambia
Thomas Gatkuoth Nyak – South Sudan
Goodluck Kam’bwemba – Malawi

UKTA DELIVERS ASEAN MASTERCLASS

The UKTA participated in the 2017 Converged Telecoms Policy & Regulation Master Class for ASEAN countries, a collaboration between the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Multimedia University, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecoms Commission and Chulalongkorn University.

Hosted in Bangkok, UKTA Chairman Gabriel Solomon delivered the following four seminars:
i) Security, Trust and Digital/ Mobile Identity;
ii) Spectrum Managements: Optimising Resources For Better Quality of Experience;
iii) 5G And Beyond; and
iv) Internet of Things.

The Regulatory Masterclass is an annual five day event and attracts senior level executives from regional regulatory authorities, mobile operators, tower companies, internet service providers and academia.

Gabriel Solomon and Ms. Nur Sulyna Lim Abdullah, Chief Officer Corporate Strategy, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission identify forward looking policies for the networked economy
"UKTA has proved to be a worthy partner and we look forward to building on our relationship, educating more students and expanding the range of activities that we co-operate on. We are very grateful for the goodwill already shown by UKTA in the past, as we look forward to a brighter future in our cooperation." Professor Elifas T Bisanda, Vice Chancellor, Open University of Tanzania