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Communications Engineering

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. Students will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the technology and architecture of computer communications, photonics and telecommunication networks, wireless telecommunications and related wireless information technologies.

Entry requirements

Usually entry requirements for the MSc Communications Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Modules on the course can vary each year but students could expect to study: RF and microwave; signals and systems; entrepreneurship for engineers; micro and nano electro-mechanical systems; lasers and applications; digital communication; wireless communications; optical communications; optical networks; communication skills for research engineers; strategic planning; research dissertation.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,150 (Year 1) International 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 18,500 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,550 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 9,250 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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