Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Institution code: R72
UK fees*: £12,600
International/EU fees**: £22,800
Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering (MSc)
This MSc provides a varied and flexible curriculum informed by innovative research and current industrial needs with numerous optional modules so that the course can be tailored to suit your career aspirations. You will have the opportunity to integrate software, hardware, electronic and electrical engineering systems; VHDL to programme FPGAs; and sustainable power generation to meet future carbon neutral targets.
On completion of this masters you will have an advanced understanding of:
- how to use industry standard tools to solve real practical problems
- how to integrate software and hardware electronic and electrical engineering systems
- using standard reconfigurable hardware description language (VHDL) to programme FPGAs
- developments in sustainable power generation to meet future carbon neutral targets
- You will have the opportunity to gain advanced, research-specific skills and academic knowledge to take forward into further study or into your career.
- You will become part of a dynamic research environment where you will acquire industrially relevant knowledge to make a successful contribution to tomorrow’s systems that support everyday life.
Teaching & assessment
This MSc consists of eight modules and a dissertation. Teaching follows several different complementary models: face-to-face, online, pre-recorded, workshops, presentations, practical sessions, labs. Assessments cover a variety of activities: groupwork, presentations, reports, Moodle quizzes, etc. Across the four MScs, examples and case-studies are international and cover many different backgrounds. Modules feature built-in formative assessments (e.g. Moodle quizzes, workshops, presentations) that complement and lead up to summative assessment.
Students have a close relationship with their tutors, and with the teaching staff in general, which means they have many opportunities for feedback. They receive oral feedback in workshops, presentations, practical sessions, and labs.
Electronic Engineering or related subject
Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘good 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above. Ideally candidates will come from an Electrical, Electronics, Systems, or Industrial Engineering background
International & EU requirements
English language requirements
All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.
The scores we require
- IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.
- Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. No subscore lower than 51.
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.
For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please see here.
Your future career
This specialised course provides a strong theoretical and practical understanding of electronic and electrical engineering with links to industry-related topics and employability skills.
Students on this course will have an opportunity to access micro-placements schemes to build experience and develop your career.
The course is a fantastic route to professional registration – top-up and update your BEng or BSc on route to CEng registration*.
* IET accreditation is being sought for 2025. CEng registration requires suitable work experience.
Fees, funding & scholarships
Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £12,600
EU and international students tuition fee per year**: £22,800
Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course.
* and ** These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying on the standard part-time course structure over two years are charged 50% of the full-time applicable fee for each study year.
All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. This means that the overall cost of studying the course via part-time mode is slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information, please see our terms and conditions. Please note that for research courses, we adopt the minimum fee level recommended by the UK Research Councils for the Home tuition fee. Each year, the fee level is adjusted in line with inflation (currently, the measure used is the Treasury GDP deflator). Fees displayed here are therefore subject to change and are usually confirmed in the spring of the year of entry. For more information on the Research Council Indicative Fee please see the RCUK website.
** The UK Government has confirmed that EU nationals are no longer eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. This means you will be classified as an international student. At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us during the academic year 2023/24, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 30% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course. Find out more
*** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2022/23 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.