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. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers distinct specialisation areas in electronics: analogue VLSI design, bioelectronics and analogue and digital systems.

In analogue VLSI design, our facilities include a unique custom designed analogue integrated circuit specifically designed to support laboratory based teaching. Our advanced design and prototyping laboratories, advanced micro and nano fabrication facilities and state-of-the-art digital system laboratories use the latest industry standard software tools.

Alternatively, students may specialise in the emergent discipline of bioelectronics where our research and teaching interests include access to the fabrication facilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre. For students who wish to study a more general electronics course including digital systems, a prescribed course selection is available.

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)131 650 7352