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A research degree from Edinburgh is your chance to connect with internationally renowned researchers and innovators and to experience one of Europe's leading universities in one of the world’s most iconic cities. We carry out world-class research and provide high quality training in research skills.

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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


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Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh is a centre of world-class excellence in teaching and research. Our School is a thriving, international community of staff and students addressing the world’s critical challenges across all disciplines of engineering, from the micro to the macro/global scales.

From driving the transition to a lower carbon future by making infrastructure and the environment sustainable to developing the next generation of digital manufacturing systems. Our researchers are engineering solutions for tomorrow’s world with advanced materials, robotics and AI systems.

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Postgraduate taught programmes

Designed by leading researchers and educators, our MSc programmes prepare graduates to work on important global challenges – whether at the cutting-edge of industry, or the frontiers of research.

The School’s MSc engineering programmes span a range of specialist areas – from sustainable energy and power engineering, to digital design and manufacture, advanced chemical engineering, signal processing, electronics and more.

By choosing to study at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, you will benefit from our multidisciplinary environment, with opportunities to engage with academics and researchers across our four disciplines and seven research institutes. You will be joining one of the most successful and respected institutions of its kind, with an international reputation for high-calibre teaching and research. We attract students and staff from all over the world, and are proud of our inclusive and diverse community.

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Why Edinburgh?

  • Choose from wide variety of specialist masters degrees across four engineering disciplines
  • The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked one of the best 50 universities in the world. (15th in the most recent QS World University Rankings 2023)
  • Edinburgh was named the 10th best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2023)
  • The School of Engineering ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for the quality and breadth of its combined engineering research, with 96% of our research activity ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2021, joint submission between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, according to Times Higher Education)

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Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

From carbon capture to sustainable water resources, from alternative energy technologies to advanced pharmaceutical processes, chemical engineers address the frontiers of important global challenges. Read more

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Advanced Power Engineering MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The two-year MSc programme in Advanced Power Engineering is designed to train power engineers in the most current developments in the field, and help them develop fundamental and applied research skills through a combination of. Read more

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Bioengineering MScR

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The Institute for Bioengineering (IBioE) connects Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biology and Medicine, for innovative diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical devices and technologies. Read more

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Digital Communications MScR

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM) is the UK's leading research institute in signal processing and communications and is home to the Li-Fi research and development centre. Read more

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Digital Design and Manufacture MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

Digital Design and Manufacturing refers to a convergence of complementary computing technologies that, in combination, have the potential to create an industrial revolution whose impact on productivity is comparable to the introduction of steam power or the adoption of mass production. Read more

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Electrical Power Engineering MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

This one-year programme is designed to equip graduates and professionals with a broad and robust training on modern power engineering technologies, with a strong focus on renewable energy conversion and smart grids. Read more

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Electronics MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

This programme offers distinct specialisation areas in electronics. analogue VLSI design bioelectronics analogue and digital systems In analogue VLSI design, our facilities include a unique custom-designed analogue integrated circuit specifically designed to support laboratory-based teaching. Read more

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Energy Systems MScR

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The Institute for Energy Systems (IES) helps shape tomorrow's difficult energy decisions in decarbonising society. It continues a long line of world leading innovation by Edinburgh researchers, including the 1970s 'Duck' wave energy converter, invented by Stephen Salter - now Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design. Read more

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Engineering MPhil

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

A research degree from Edinburgh is your chance to connect with internationally renowned researchers and innovators and to experience one of Europe's leading universities in one of the world’s most iconic cities. Read more

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Infrastructure and the Environment MScR

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE) is among the leading centres of civil and environmental engineering research in the UK. Read more

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Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) MScR

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) brings together researchers from integrated-circuit design, system-on-chip design, image-sensor design, bioelectronics, micro/nano-fabrication, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micromachining, neural computation and reconfigurable and adaptive computing. Read more

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International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) is a two-year educational programme in the Erasmus+ framework. Read more

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Leading Major Programmes MSc, PgCert, PgDip

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The MSc in Leading Major Programmes develops leaders who are equipped to deliver large-scale and complex projects and programmes fit for the 21st century, across sectors. Read more

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Materials and Processes MScR

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP) brings together researchers from materials science and chemical, mechanical and bio-engineering, conducting world-class research into every conceivable kind of material. Read more

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Sensor and Imaging Systems MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

This industry-focused programme - run jointly by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow - focuses on the principles, methods, techniques and technologies that underpin a vast range of needs in applications spanning from research to industry to medicine. Read more

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Signal Processing and Communications MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The MSc in Signal Processing and Communications provides graduates and working professionals with broad training in signal processing and communications, including machine learning and data science. Read more

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Sustainable Energy Systems MSc

University of Edinburgh School of Engineering

The MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems provides graduates and working professionals with a broad training in, and understanding of, energy systems in the context of the sustainability of energy supply. Read more

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