Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). See - Country-specific Information for European Applicants 2019 and Country-specific Information for International Applicants 2019.
IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Full details of our English Language policy, including certificate time validity, can be found here.
As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on
other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research
synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for
limited places, and relevant professional experience.
As standard, two references are required before we can progress applications
to the College/School research programme Admissions Tutor for
Applications received without two references attached are placed on hold,
pending receipt of the outstanding reference(s). Please note that any
protracted delay in receiving the outstanding reference(s) may result in the
need to defer your application to a later potential start point/entry month,
than what you initially listed as your preferred start option.
You may wish to consider contacting your referee(s) to assist in the process
of obtaining the outstanding reference(s) or alternatively, hold submission of
application until references are sourced. Please note that it is not the
responsibility of the University Admissions Office to obtain missing
reference(s) after our initial email is sent to your nominated referee(s),
requesting a reference(s) on your behalf.
The reference can take the form of a letter on official headed paper, or via
the University’s standard reference form. Click this link to download
the university reference form.
Alternatively, referees can email a reference from their employment email
account, please note that references received via private email accounts, (i.e.
Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail) cannot be accepted.
References can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.