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Communications Engineering

12 months
18500 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with. Please visit our website for more information. The MSc in Communications Engineering programme is offered by Swansea University.

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The MSc in Communications Engineering programme at Swansea University provides a deep understanding of digital communications, photonics, telecommunication networks and wireless information technologies. 

You will develop a comprehensive communications knowledge-base, from the unique identity and credentials of specific technologies, to their history, infrastructure and architecture.

Over the MSc course you will develop an advanced understanding of specialist communications engineering. This spans from the essential element of modern optical communication systems, evaluating bandwidth-rich contemporary approaches, to network performance and network security. 

You will be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of digital video, understand channel models and impairments that typically limit wireless system performance, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc Communications Engineering programme at Swansea University are well positioned for a range of rewarding opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles.

  • Broadcast engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Technical author
  • Technical sales engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • RF and Microwaves
  • Stochastic Signals and Systems
  • Lasers and applications
  • Digital Communications
  • Radio and Optical Wireless Communications
  • Optical Networks
  • Optical Fibre Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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.
  • 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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time 2 years

  • UK-EU £ 4,550 
  • International £ 9,250
Part time 3 years
  • UK-EU £ 3,000
  • International £ 6,150


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