University of Southampton

University of Southampton


Electronic technologies are now being applied to biomolecular and biomedical research and the electronics industry is moving towards healthcare applications, eg Google Life Sciences and Panasonic Healthcare. Examples include microfluidic units mounted on mobile phones for point-of-care medical diagnostics. Learn how modern micro- and nanofabrication methods can be used to develop these biodevices and position yourself at this exciting new interface between electronic engineering and the life sciences.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline (e.g. electronic engineering, medical engineering, bioengineering, (bio)chemistry or physics, taken with advanced engineering modules). English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one: Microfabrication; Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip; Bionanotechnology; Nanoelectronic Devices; Introduction to MEMS
Semester two: Nanofabrication and Microscopy;
Biosensors; Biotechnology and Therapeutics; Molecular Recognition; Green Electronics; MEMS Sensors and Actuators; Practical Application of MEMS; Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies; Photonics. Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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