M.Sc. On Campus

Communications Engineering

Swansea University

12 months
20200 GBP/year
9950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Communications Engineering programme from Swansea University provides a deep understanding of advanced digital and RF communications, photonics, telecom 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.

Communications Engineering at Swansea University is widely renowned thanks to innovative research in antennas, artificial intelligence based embedded systems, IC designs, power electronics and cyber telecommunications networks.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea is the home of globally-renowned research experts in electronics, antennas, wireless-telecommunications, sensors, nanotechnology and biometrics.

Over the Communications Engineering programme from Swansea University 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, antennas designs, artificial intelligence, IC designs, embedded systems and network security.

You will be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of Antenna and Microwave systems designs, digital video, modern cyber architecture, understand channel models and impairments that typically limit wireless system performance, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers with IC design skills.

Your studies will be nourished by an international community of over 500 postgraduate students and 120 research staff at the College of Engineering.


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

  • Modern cellular designers and engineers
  • Communication systems & software engineers
  • Communication chipset engineers
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Technical author
  • Technical sales engineer/manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radio and Optical Wireless Communications
  • Optical Fibre Communications
  • IT-Security: Cryptography and Network Security
  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Strategic Project Planning
  • RF and Microwaves
  • Optical Networks

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
First Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years) fees:

  • UK students: £ 5,000
  • International students: £ 10,100
Part-time (3 years) fees:
  • UK students: £ 3,300
  • International students: £ 6,750

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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