University of York

University of York

Nanoscale VLSI Design

The programme teaches microelectronics design and semiconductor technology with a focus on nanoscale technology, which are key enabling technologies for almost any existing electronic device, including everything from mobile phones to cars and entertainment systems. Engineers continue to enhance the performance of these devices in terms of their size, speed, reliance and power consumption, hence, microelectronics is an important industry. This course combines hands-on experience with scientific theory to develop industry-relevant skills in nanoscale electronics and VLSI design, simulation and verification, in order to prepare graduates for entry into research degrees or industry practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold an appropriate Honours degree at 2.1 standard or the equivalent from a university recognised by the University of York. This degree should be in physical sciences, engineering or a related discipline. Graduates of any discipline who can demonstrate an understanding of electronic systems, fundamental mathematical skills, and have a level of experience/aptitude for technical/practical aspects of electronic design will be considered.

Course modules

Module includes: digital design; C programming; nanoscale IC design and simulation; advanced digital design; embedded systems for FPGA; nano-devices and fabrication; VLSI design; research methods; MSc project.

Assessment methods

MSc project.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 324485