12 months
29600 GBP/year
13700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Electronics programme at The University of Edinburgh 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. The University of Edinburgh's 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, Electronics students from The University of Edinburgh 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.

Programme structure

This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses, followed by a research project, leading to a masters thesis. There is a great deal of flexibility in our degree programme with three distinct streams as follows:

  • Analogue
  • Analogue and Digital
  • Bioelectronics

Career opportunities

You will gain significant practical experience in analogue and digital laboratories and become familiar with the latest industry standard design software and environments. Having been exposed to concepts such as design re-use and systems on chip technology, you will be able to cooperate with others in electronic system design. 

Recent graduates are now working as applications, design, field, test and validation engineering for employers such as BMW, Guangzhou Hangxin Avionics and Kongsberg Maritime.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Analogue IC Design
  • Analogue VLSI A
  • Discrete-time Signal Analysis
  • Power Electronics
  • Principles of Microelectronic Devices
  • Analogue Circuit Design
  • Analogue VLSI B
  • Research Project Preparation
  • Electronics: Project and Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are 3 application rounds.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in electronics or electrical engineering.
  • We may also consider your application if you have appropriate professional experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
  • Entry to this programme is competitive. A typical offer will normally require a UK first class honours degree or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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