Taught course

Digital Systems Engineering

University of York · Department of Electronics

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 have a significant electronics and/or computing content. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Digital Systems Engineering is a one-year full-time taught programme that makes extensive use of the knowledge and expertise from our well established Intelligent Systems Research Group. Using FPGAs as a hardware platform and VHDL as a design language, the programme provides students with:

  • A balanced picture of state-of-the-art digital systems design methods.
  • A sound theoretical and practical knowledge of digital devices, tools, data networks and operating systems
  • The ability to learn new techniques to keep up-to-date with new developments in an industrial and/or research setting
  • Experience of the use of industry-standard tools to make them attractive candidates for prospective employers in the field
  • Experience of working within a group and of the important management skills required by industry.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate Fees and Funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324485