Swansea University

Introduction

Swansea University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

True to the vision of its industrial founders in 1920 Swansea University will:

  • Provide an environment of research excellence, with research that is world-leading, globally collaborative and internationally recognised;
  • Deliver an outstanding student experience, with research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality that produces global graduates educated and equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement;
  • Use its research strength, collaboration with industry and global reach, to drive economic growth, foster prosperity, enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and, contribute to the health, leisure and wellbeing of its citizens.
  • The University is planning an ambitious campus expansion and development programme that will enable it to double in size and further enhance the student experience. Read about the proposed Bay Science and Innovation Campus here.
  • You can also read more about the University's history, ambitions, and management.
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Programs

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MSc

MSc Communication Systems

Campus Full time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea

As a student on the Master's course in Communication Systems, you 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. [+]

As a student on the Master's course in Communication Systems, you 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. Key Features The practical knowledge and skills you will gain as a student on the MSc Communication Systems course include being presented with the essential element of modern optical communication systems based on single mode optical fibres from the core to the access, evaluating bandwidth-rich contemporary approaches. The MSc Communication Systems course also covers advanced networking topics including network performance and network security. This is supported with some practical knowledge and skills for project and business management principles. As a student on the MSc Communication Systems course, you will also be introduced to technologies underlying the compressions and transmission of digital video over networking platforms, gain knowledge on the channel models and associated impairments that typically limit the performance of wireless systems, and learn to design optimum digital communication receivers for some basic communications channel models. Entry Requirements Entry requirements for the MSc Communication Systems 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). [-]

MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climatic change, the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques. [+]

The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climatic change, the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques. It combines the international research strengths of staff within the departments of Geography and Biosciences around environmental and climate dynamics (processes and mechanisms involved in stability and change), marine and ecosystem biology, and environmental management and sustainable development. Graduates from this course will have extensive knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climatic change and environmental and ecosystem dynamics, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in the environmental service industry, regulating bodies or academia. Course Content: As a student on the MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change ‌degree you will study compulsory modules in addition to a range of optional modules. Compulsory modules are as follows: Climate Change Core Science Skills Satellite Remote Sensing Principles of Environmental Dynamics and Climatic Change Two Optional Modules from the following selection: Modelling Earth Systems Environmental Assessment and Management Ecosystems Climate Change and Policy Programming in Java Geographical Information Systems Followed by a research project in Part Two: Dissertation Entry Requirements Normally a 2:2 degree in an approved subject. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test. International students: contact us for more information. [-]

MSc Finance and Business Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea

The Master's (MSc) in Finance and Business Analytics is designed to pair the key areas of finance and business analytics. This programme takes a data driven approach to the analysis of financial, market and organisational information. [+]

The Master's (MSc) in Finance and Business Analytics is designed to pair the key areas of finance and business analytics. This programme takes a data driven approach to the analysis of financial, market and organisational information. In addition, to cover the key principles of finance, financial modelling and financial markets, the programme includes modules on business analytics and data mining to equip students to work in the data driven areas of finance and financial management. No previous study of business analytics or any quantitative subject is required to undertake this programme. Key Features A full conversion programme that may be completed in a single year Does not require accounting, finance or any quantitative study to be completed at undergraduate level All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014) A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take Access to the School of Management investment and trading simulation room to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities Scholarships available for outstanding students Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014) Entry Requirements Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered. We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management. Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement. For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master's programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. [-]

MSc Health Informatics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

This programme is designed for healthcare professionals and those who want to increase their knowledge and skills in health informatics. [+]

This programme is designed for healthcare professionals and those who want to increase their knowledge and skills in health informatics. Accredited by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP), the programme uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience is strongly linked with National Health Service (NHS) organisations, other research institutes and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK. Key Features A one year full-time taught masters programme that has been running successfully since 2001 and has an international reputation. This course is also available for three years part-time study with minimum attendance requirements. Accredited by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions Education Quality Assurance Scheme. Uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience. Strongly linked with National Health Services organisations and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK. This course is based within the award winning Centres for Excellence for Administrative Data and eHealth Research of Swansea University, awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), enhancing the quality of the course. Entry Requirements Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Undergraduates of any of the following cognate disciplines should consider applying for this course: Healthcare Professionals / Management / Technology Health Information / Data Management Medical / Clinical Records / Coding ICT and Computer / Health / Social / Sports Science Health Economics Nursing and Social Work / Care Business Administration / Management and Application Statistic Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account of any relevant work experience. Should you have qualifications below the required minimum or lack a suitable first degree, please feel encouraged to submit an application if you have at least two years of experience in health informatics or related fields. Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide one of the following qualifications: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part) TOEFL IBT: 93 (20 in each part) Pearson PTE Academic: 62 (51 in communicative skill) Cambridge CPE: Grade C Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia: Grade 6 or above [-]

MSc Materials Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry. [+]

Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry. Description Modules on the MSc Materials Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study: Composite Materials Polymer Processing Environmental Analysis and Legislation Communication Skills for Research Engineers Simulation Based Product Design Aerospace Materials Engineering Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals Ceramics Environmental Analysis and Legislation Polymers: Properties and Design Physical Metallurgy of Steels MSc Research Project Entry Requirements The entry requirements for the MSc Materials Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering or a similar related 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). [-]

MA

MA Development and Human Rights

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. [+]

This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. It examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives and is taught by a team of leading academics in their fields. Students will be encouraged to apply legal theory, social and political theory and research tools in analysing and understanding development and human rights, as well as being taught key historical and policy dimensions and concepts. Description The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in (part one) and then a dissertation over the summer (part two). Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module. The dissertation component is written on a specialist research topic of their choosing. Entry Requirements The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5. [-]

MA International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

In a world characterised by nuclear proliferation, international terrorism, global warming, desperate poverty and war, understanding the structures, processes and key issues is crucially important. [+]

This MA offers advanced research in International Relations, providing students with a detailed understanding of the international system, key issues, the crucial actors, and alternative ways of analysing and interpreting the subject. With an appreciation of the global dynamics at work, you then have the opportunity to specialise in examining one specific area of the world: the Asia-Pacific. The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences. Graduates have careers in Government and Politics, UN organisations, the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Corps, Humanitarian organisations, International business, media and PR. Description The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer. Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module. The dissertation is written on a specialist research topic of the student's choosing. Entry Requirements The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5. [-]

MA International Security and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in International Security and Development introduces students to issues and debates within International Security. This includes coverage of both ‘traditional’ security issues such as war and conflict and ‘non-traditional’ issues such as economic security, environmental security, health, identity and migration. [+]

The MA in International Security and Development introduces students to issues and debates within International Security. This includes coverage of both ‘traditional’ security issues such as war and conflict and ‘non-traditional’ issues such as economic security, environmental security, health, identity and migration. Key Features Issues of security, violence and conflict have become central to international politics and to development policy and discourse. In order to comprehend the modern world, a full appreciation of the realities of conflict and violence, has become essential. Drawing on the Department’s expertise in the field of security, students are also provided with an advanced introduction to key approaches in the study of security including realism, securitization theory, feminist approaches, critical theory and poststructuralism. The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences. Entry Requirements The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5. [-]

MA Translation and Interpreting

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialised variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists. [+]

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialised variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists. Key Features At the core of the MATI lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting (in one or two of the following environments: local government, health, police and court), and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Part 1 of the degree also includes opportunities to develop further specialised skills in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation (MT) and software localization, terminology management, video making or digital publishing, while in the Translation Work Experience module students form simulated translation companies, working with local translation businesses, and undertake real commissions to professional standards and deadlines. These different skills come together in a choice of Part 2 projects: either two Extended Translations of the student’s choice, or an academic Dissertation, or a 13-week Internship in a translation company, in the UK or abroad. Language pairs (available subject to demand): German > English English > German French > English English > French Italian > English English > Italian Spanish > English English > Spanish Welsh > English English > Welsh English > Arabic English > Mandarin Entry Requirements A first degree, normally in Translation, a Language or a related subject, normally an upper second or above (or equivalent). As an alternative, we can accept a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. Overseas students must be able to demonstrate English language competence at IELTS 6.5. level (or equivalent). [-]

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