|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£19,570 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in a related subject discipline, such as engineering, materials science or physics
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Electronic technologies have evolved to the extent that modern device features are now measured in nanometers and new device concepts, fabrication methods and characterisation techniques have emerged. Take your place to set the agenda for tomorrow’s electronics world.
Nano-electronics and Nanotechnology explore how to scale commercially-available logic and memory devices, such as MOSFETs, SRAM, FLASH, and hard disk drives into the future, in which these devices are only a few tens of nanometers long. This field also includes the development of new materials and effects that exploit the inherent quantum mechanical nature of devices at that scale.
You will not only learn about device operation, but you will also get a strong grounding in how to make and characterise these devices, learning about (and seeing in action) state-of-art equipment, such as:
electron beam lithography
scanning electron microscopy
focussed ion beam systems
scanning probe microscopy
thin film, nanowire, and nanotube growth by chemical and physical vapour deposition
The programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project. You will however, also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.
This programme provides an excellent platform for further research in either industry or academia.
Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few. Visit our careers hub for more information.
Materials science and packaging
Auto and aerospace industries