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Postgraduate study

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is unique in the UK in its integration of electronics and computer science, its distinguished record of research success and the scale of its research activities. We have a thriving graduate school, with a strong emphasis on providing you with the best possible research training and future opportunities.

As a postgraduate student, you will work with internationally respected academics at the forefront of their disciplines, tackling some of today’s biggest challenges.

Our excellent facilities, key partnerships with major industries and a world-leading research base will ensure that your time studying with us will be productive, challenging and enjoyable.

Taught courses

All our taught degrees are one year Master of Science (MSc) programmes. They consist of two semesters of taught modules followed by an individual research project during the summer. The taught modules in the first semester are usually compulsory for the particular MSc stream, while the second semester allows you to select a wide range of optional modules across the spectrum. During the summer project you will work under the supervision of  an academic member of staff towards your dissertation.

World-class facilities

We are proud of our unrivalled ECS facilities with state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment housed in superb laboratories. The Mountbatten Building is one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary state-of-the-art cleanroom complexes, providing flexible research space for nanotechnology and photonics. The building provides a research base for the ECS Nano research group, and the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre.  The Tony Davies HV Laboratory is an active centre for research into dielectric materials and insulation systems, as well as high voltage and related phenomena. We do also have ECS Computing Laboratories with permanent help desk support and even computing facilities specifically reserved for MSc students

Securing your future career

As well as pushing the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field, you will have opportunities to develop the attributes that are vital for success in today’s global employment market. We are proud of the fact that we have one of the best employment records of all UK Universities

Studying with us

We provide a friendly and welcoming environment in which to study, and excellent facilities and resources to support your learning.

Student accomodation

We offer a wide variety of rooms in our halls of residence to suit every student’s needs and budget.

Visit us

Join us at a postgraduate open day to explore our programmes in more depth

Key facts

We lead the UK for the volume and quality of our research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and 100% of our Computer Science research impact is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

The Guardian University Guide 2016 league tables show the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering and seventh in the UK for Computer Science and IT

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 shows our Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked third in the UK, and Computer Science in sixth position

Southampton is ranked in the UK top 10 and top 100 in the world for both Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the 2016 QS World Rankings

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for our work in tackling gender inequality in science and engineering

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