24 months
25050 GBP/year
11350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this well-established Microelectronic Systems with a Year in Industry programme from University of Liverpool you will develop advanced knowledge and skills in key aspects of telecommunications and wireless systems.

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The Microelectronic Systems with a Year in Industry programme from University of Liverpool content is updated annually to maintain industry relevance and to reflect the latest developments in the industry.

The first two sections consist of lectures, laboratory classes and seminars, with a final section devoted to an individually supervised project.

We cover the following core (compulsory) topics during the MSc:

  • Embedded computer systems
  • Digital system design
  • IC design
  • Microprocess systems
  • Research skills and project management. 

Graduates will be capable of undertaking research and development work in microelectronic Systems and also developing and managing R&D programmes.

Career prospects

The programme offers you the opportunity to learn from experts in IC design and digital system design and embedded computer systems, to allow you to start working straight after your degree or continue your studies via a PhD. You'll get plenty of industry exposure too. Our industrial partners include ARM Holdings Plc, a top 200 UK company that specialises in microprocessor design and development.

Some of our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • ARM
  • National Instrument
  • Imagination Technologies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Circuits - Concepts and Design 
  • Digital System Design
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Research Skills and Project Management 
  • Engineering Programming
  • Microprocessor Systems
  • MSc Placement Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent degree should be in a related field, for example Mathematics, Engineering or Physical Sciences.

  • Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25050 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11350 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK Fee for this course Year 1: £11,350 Year 2: £2,300
  • International fee for this course Year 1: £25,050, Year 2: £5,050

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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