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Micro and Nanotechnology (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Discover micro and nanotechnology on this master’s degree. You’ll learn how microelectromechanical systems and nanoelectronics inform next-generation consumer electronics. Prepare for a career in industry or academic research.

On this Micro and Nanotechnologies MSc you’ll learn the scientific and engineering principles that support a wide range of micro and nanoscale technologies.

There’s a particular focus on microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnologies on this course. These are vital to the research and development of modern electronics, including miniaturised sensors and nanoscale logic and memory devices.

You'll also learn about microfluidic technology, enabling miniaturised biodevices for point-of-care diagnostic applications, and the fundamentals of photonic circuits and devices.

You’ll be able to fit the master’s in nanotechnology into your interests or career plans by specialising in areas such as:

  • microelectromechanical systems
  • nanoelectronics
  • biodevices
  • optoelectronics

You'll get training in the latest design, fabrication and characterisation methodologies, and benefit from using industry-standard tools and facilities such as our cleanroom complex.

Specialist modules are taught by staff involved in leading edge research, so your learning will be informed by the latest developments in these areas.


Graduates of this course are in an excellent position to start a career in industry, or continue their researches at PhD level.

Sectors you could go into include:

  • electronics and semiconductors
  • telecommunications
  • photonics
  • materials and packaging
  • biotechnology
  • motor vehicle and aerospace industries

Graduates of our electronics and computer science master’s courses are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology.

Many students also go on to work for small to medium-sized enterprises, including start-ups.

ECS runs a dedicated careers hub with links to more than 100 companies including:

  • IBM
  • Arm
  • Microsoft Research
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Nvidia
  • Samsung
  • Google

Tuition fees

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£ 26,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

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