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MSc Electronic Engineering (by research)

Get involved with pioneering research in key areas from computational electromagnetics to nanotechnology.

Show year of entry: 2022

Start date

October 2023
January 2024
April 2024
July 2024
(semester dates)

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Our research degrees provide the opportunity to combine academia with creativity and innovation. Pioneer innovative research in key areas of expertise, from computational electromagnetics to nanotechnology.

Your research

The focus of your work will be an independent research project. We provide training which will equip you with skills in a wide range of research methods to support your growing expertise. Your research will culminate in a thesis, which is usually around 15,000 to 20,000 words long.

You can take advantage of advanced taught courses to help fill any gaps in background knowledge required for your research project. The choice of courses taken will be made together with your supervisor at the beginning of the programme. Your progress throughout this course will be continually guided by said supervisor and a thesis advisory panel.

Transfer to PhD

You may be able to transfer to the PhD programme, if your project is of a sufficiently high standard and has the potential to be explored in greater depth.

Research projects

Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for research students to join.


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As a member of one of the research groups, you will be supervised on a one-to-one basis by a member of academic staff.

Research projects

Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for research students to get involved with.

Course location

You will be based on Campus West. Most of your training and supervision meetings will take place here, though your research may take you further afield.

All full-time students are allocated a desk space in the School for the duration of their programme.

Dependent on your project, you might also use other facilities, including NAMAS-accredited EMC measurement facilities, clean room, well-equipped music and media technology suites and anechoic chambers.

Entry requirements

You should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 or above honours degree (or equivalent) in:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Music Technology

or a closely related subject.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of your ability.

English language requirements


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