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MSc (Eng)Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics

Tuition fee £20,470 per year
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Sheffield is a national centre for this kind of research. Meet the growing need in industry for advanced skills in electronic and photonic component engineering. If you have a numerate background or already work in industry, this course will upgrade your skills.

For our MSc students, working in the UIII-V semiconductor facility is the highlight of this fascinating, challenging course. You will attend tutorials and carry out practical work in the III-V.

There are lectures, laboratories, seminars and tutorials. You will also plan and deliver your own research project. We assess you on exams, coursework or reports and a dissertation with poster presentation.

Programme structure

Core modules

Semiconductor Materials
Principles of Semiconductor Device Technology
Packaging and Reliability of Microsystems
Nanoscale Electronic Devices
Energy Efficient Semiconductor Devices
Optical Communication Devices and Systems
Compound Semiconductor Device Manufacture
Major Research Project



A large practical module covers the design, manufacture and characterisation of a semiconductor component, such as a laser or light emitting diode – this involves background tutorials and hands-on practical work in the UK’s national III-V semiconductor facility


Coursework or reports
Dissertation with poster presentation

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States