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Microelectronics Systems Design (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

Our MSc Microelectronics System Design degree is a cutting-edge course, allowing you to choose from a wide range of modules based on digital integrated circuit design and analogue integrated circuit design.

Our Microelectronics System Design degree examines aspects of system integration and discrete device properties. It is also an excellent platform for further research in the?Nano or Electronic and Software Systems?groups.

We’ve led many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years. This course will give you the highly sought-after skills for research or work in the industry.

You’ll gain key skills relating to digital and analogue integrated circuit design and electronic systems engineering. There will also be opportunities to engage in specialised activities around the production of system on chip design on both integrated circuit and advanced FPGA (field-programmable gate array) platforms.

Through this course you’ll learn how to:

  • specify and design complex and highly integrated microelectronic systems
  • model and simulate the behaviour of parts of microelectronics systems elements and complete circuits
  • evaluate a device design using advanced simulation and modelling tools
  • find, understand and explain literature related to specialised areas of microelectronics systems
  • formulate a research project involving an advanced microelectronics system using appropriate the latest techniques, technologies and tools

Employability is a strong focus throughout this course:

  • you'll have close links with all the major UK Design companies who recruit many of our graduates
  • we have an ECS dedicated careers hub affiliated with over 100 renowned companies such as; IBM, Arm, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google
  • we are second for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2019.


Graduates from our microelectronics master’s are sought after by commercial enterprises and universities worldwide.

We have close links with all the major UK Design companies who recruit many of our graduates. This degree also has a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies such as:

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

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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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  • Campus address

    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.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 113 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    171 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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