Taught course


University of Edinburgh · School of Engineering and Electronics

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. If English is not your first language, you must provide an English language certificate as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS Academic, TOEFL-iBT, PTE (A), CAE and CPE are all accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

The rapid advances of the global information age are to a very large extent due to advances in modern electronics. Electronics expertise gives economies, countries and industries the competitive edge in the world’s economy.

This MSc programme provides a broad understanding of modern electronics giving expertise in the design, simulation and construction of electronic systems. It also allows for a flexible approach to studying electronics allowing you to tailor your MSc to fit your interests.

It is aimed squarely at educating students to be at the forefront of industry and research, fostering a firm understanding of principles, providing excellent practical experience through our advanced laboratories and individual MSc project.

Advanced laboratories in analogue and digital electronics include a unique analogue VLSI teaching chip and a state of the art programmable digital laboratory environment, resulting in a significant emphasis on laboratory based learning. The teaching chip, developed in association with Scottish Enterprise, is a unique aspect of the degree programme at the University of Edinburgh. We expect our MSc graduates to have well-developed academic and professional skills who will be able to contribute to the Electronics industry and research in Electronics due to their familiarity with the research and design process.

Information for international students

With 94% of our research activity rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014), Edinburgh is the UK powerhouse in Engineering. You will be immersed in a research intensive, multidisciplinary environment. To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

To find out about the funding opportunities offered through the University of Edinburgh and the School of Engineering, please visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Administrator
+44 (0) 131 651 3565