Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is the leading university department of its kind in the UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. Our superb facilities include:
Research takes place in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment, organsied across globally important research groups and national research centres. With over 550 researchers from many different subject backgrounds, the research culture in ECS is fast-changing and dynamic.
Examples of technologies in which ECS research has been fundamentally transformative in recent years include:
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First in the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research.
97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
In the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research.
100% of our Computer Science research impact is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK