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Electronic Engineering by Research MSc

New for 2017. Please note that information displayed here should be used for indicative purposes only. Entry criteria, fees and course structure for postgraduate study commencing in September 2018 will be confirmed during the spring of that year.

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Year of entry
Course length
1 year full time
2 years part time
Electronic Engineering »
Location of study
Main Campus (Egham) »

Electronic Engineering is at the heart of many systems that we use on a daily basis, including mobile communications, computers, transport systems, most domestic appliances, TV, radio, music studios and gaming devices. There is nothing around us today that has not been engineered to be fit-for-purpose. Electronic Engineering is a broad and ever expanding discipline, providing ample scope for students seeking to carry out research.

At Royal Holloway, University of London we are building world-class centres of expertise through research groups in areas such as audio and voice, nano-technology and power systems. Our research group leaders are experts in their fields and work with many external partners both in academia and in industry, offering opportunities to specialise in research that puts technology into the service of humankind.

You can expect to enjoy an inspiring and collaborative research culture where you will be fully involved in the research activities of the new Department as it undergoes exciting developments in an established university setting. With a highly supportive staff network, you’ll become a part of a dynamic research culture. Additionally, the department is in receipt of a HEFCE-funded initiative to encourage more female engineers. We are dedicated to promoting equality in science, and we strongly encourage and support female applicants.

You will study at one of the UK’s most beautiful campuses, and be among the first to use our purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to the creative engineering process. Our location is in close proximity to London and to the South East Regional Hub of electronics businesses.

We invite strong graduates with an Electronic Engineering background and students with professional experience to apply for our MSc by Research. We offer:

  • an opportunity to gain advanced, research-specific skills and academic knowledge to take forward into further study or into graduate careers.
  • a dynamic research environment where you will acquire industrially relevant knowledge to make a successful contribution to tomorrow’s systems that support everyday life.

The Electronic Engineering MSc by Research is a research degree with the chosen topic being negotiated with a member of staff during the application stage. This topic will be an area that fits well within one of our research groups.

Candidates are able to attend third and fourth year modules within the department’s MEng programme as desired to support their research (please note that these are not assessed as part of the MSc by Research).

There will be introductory activities on research skills, presentations, writing reports and laboratory safety.

You will be assessed by a dissertation.

Entry criteria:

UK 2:1 (Honours) degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area will also be considered.

English language requirements:

 IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. For equivalencies, please see here

If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be with a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.

International and EU entry requirements

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Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.

Please note that this is not a taught degree programme. For information on how to apply please see here.

Electronic Engineering by Research at Royal Holloway, University of London has been designed for students to take their first steps towards an academic career, further postgraduate study or for application in industry.

You’ll gain valuable research skills and broaden your academic knowledge, making you a strong candidate for PhD study as well as an attractive prospect for employers in a variety of fields. We are supported by our Industry Advisory Board to ensure that the courses we offer are directly addressing the specific needs of industry and are kept updated and relevant. Our connections with industry ensure that graduates will enter employment prepared to make their mark in the creation of the next generation of technological solutions for business and industry.

  • Excellent career prospects - 90% of Royal Holloway graduates in work or further education within six months of graduating.
  • Strong industry ties to help with networking opportunities
  • Supported by the South east regional hub of electronics
  • On-site College Careers Service provides advice and support for students

Home and EU students tuition fee per year 2017/181: £7,200

1Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be confirmed in the Spring. The fee for 2017/18 is shown for indicative purposes only.

International students tuition fee per year 2018/19*: £14,600

Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

The tuition fees given above apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis.  Students studying part-time are charged a pro-rata tuition fee and information is available from the Royal Holloway Student Fees Office by emailing s tudent-fees@royalholloway.ac.uk. All fees are likely to rise annually in line with inflation, but by no more than 5% per year.

A 'Writing Up' fee will come into effect in year four (full-time study) or year seven (part-time study). This fee is £395 for full-time students, and £200 for part-time students. Extensions between one and six months will incurr an additional fee of £395 for full-time students and £200 for part-time students. Extensions of more than six months will be charged pro rata for each additional month.

For further information, please see Royal Holloway’s Terms and Conditions.

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