MRes Communication Systems

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MRes 1Yr FT
    MRes 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview

MRes Communication Systems

The MRes Communication Systems provides an excellent teaching and research environment with international recognition for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge communication and photonic systems. This provides lasting career skills for students.

Key Features

Along with the taught component, this MRes Communication Systems contains a substantial research component that involves independent research.

As a student on the MRes Communication Systems programme, you will have the opportunity to progress a research project linked to an industrially relevant problem under joint supervision of an academic and a participating industrial researcher.

In addition, the MRes Communication Systems project includes a series of lectures that deal with research techniques including research methodologies, philosophy and principles, ethics, experimental design, managing research project progress, data analysis and presentation, and technical and scientific writing.

Description

Modules on the MRes Communication Systems course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

Network Protocols and Architectures
Signals and Systems
Digital Communications
Optical Communications
Software for Smartphone
Communication Skills for Research Engineers
MRes Communication Systems Project                  

View the full module listing by downloading the handbook for the MRes Communication Systems

 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MRes Communication Systems is a first or upper 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. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

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). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MRes Communication Systems at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MRes Communication Systems course www.swan.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MRes Full-time £4,280 £19,000
MRes Part-time £2,140 £9,500

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

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MRes Communication Systems course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Accreditation

MRes Communications Systems at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.