University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


This programme provides graduates with a broad training in electronics; it is suitable for recent graduates who wish to develop specialist training in the latest industry-standard design software and environments. Students learn about design re-use and systems-on-chip technology, and are capable of cooperating with others in the field of electronic system design; the MSc provides a solid theoretical background in electronics plus practical laboratory experience using analogue systems designed for teaching purposes and advanced state-of-the-art digital systems; in addition, students undertake training in research methods and an individual research project.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in electronics or electrical engineering; any appropriate professional experience will also be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: analogue IC design; analogue VLSI A; discrete-time signal analysis; power electronics; principles of microelectronic devices; digital systems laboratory; digital communications fundamentals; image processing; introduction to bioelectronics; biosensors; digital system design; digital systems laboratory; research project preparation; electronic/electrical engineering system design; analogue VLSI B; sigma delta converters; analogue circuit design; microfabrication techniques; biosensors and instrumentation; advanced digital communications.

Assessment methods

Individual research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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