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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

Graduation for MCM students 17 November 2023

A total of 19 students graduated the MCM programme in 2023. The graduation ceremony was initially set for October 20th but at the last minute it was delayed to November 17th at the request of the Rwanda government. These changes unfortunately meant that only 4 students were able to meet the new date. Prof. Steve Capewell our Vice Chairman did attend on 20th October and he is shown here meeting Liban Abdulkadir Kassim from Somalia in Kigali where they both attended the MWC23 conference in Kigali held on the same date as the original graduation. Thanks to GSMA a UKTA member for inviting us.

The second photo shows the students who were able to attend on 17th November. They very much enjoyed the event and will keep in touch with each other and the rest of the 2023 cohort. 

Those attending shown in the photograph from the left are:

Emmanuel Albino – South Sudan

Michael Thon Mangok – South Sudan

Chikondi Koloko – Malawi

Edgar F. Ssegujja – Uganda

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BT/Openreach Reward

Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) is a UKTA Accredited training provider that has won an award from BT/Openreach. CTTS is a Tier 1 supplier for Openreach External training demand, delivering training to Openreach’s direct employees and accreditation of its supplier licensing to work on the Openreach One Fibre Network.

 

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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

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"ITU and UKTA have helped people to have the skills required to live and work in today’s digital society. Our partnership will go a long way in facilitating the achievements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I also want to congratulate Professor David Mellor, former Chairman of UKTA whom we have awarded a personal Achievement Award. He has touched many lives particularly for people in least developed countries where he tirelessly provided scholarships." Mr Brahima Sanou, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU