M.Sc. On Campus

Systems, Control and Signal Processing

University of Southampton

12 months
28000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your signal processing skills at this Systems, Control and Signal Processing MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. You'll specialise in systems theory, image processing and machine learning. Develop in-depth knowledge and practical skills in algorithmic development and programming, and graduate ready for a career in industry or research.


Course Details

This Systems, Control and Signal Processing MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is built around the latest research carried out by our electronics and computer science experts. Areas you’ll cover include: 

  • signal processing 
  • robotics 
  • systems and control theory 
  • image processing 
  • machine learning 

The MSc control systems course with signal processing has a high mathematical content, and much of the material is computationally based. 

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. 

The degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. 

Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

With this degree you’ll be in a great position to work in industry or continue your studies at PhD level.  

Areas you’ll be qualified to go into include: 

  • biotech 
  • financial services 
  • systems engineering 
  • medical imaging 
  • signal processing jobs 

Our Electronics and Computer Science department runs a dedicated careers hub with links to companies including:  

  • IBM 
  • Arm 
  • Microsoft Research 
  • Imagination Technologies 
  • Nvidia 
  • Samsung 
  • Google 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Vision (MSc)
  • Machine Learning (MSc)
  • Project Preparation
  • Signal Processing
  • Advanced Systems and Signal Processing
  • Control System Design (MSc)
  • Computational Biology
  • Advanced Computer Vision
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Biometrics
  • Computational Finance
  • Biological Inspired Robotics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in electronic engineering.

You must also have an upper 2:1 score in the following modules:

  • maths
  • signal processing
  • control theory
  • probability theory

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £28,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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