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European Master's in Embedded Computing Systems

University of Southampton

24 months
28000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This European Master's in Embedded Computing Systems MSc course offered by the University of Southampton allows you to study at two locations, choosing from the unique strengths of University of Southampton (system on chip electronics). 


Course Details

Develop a thorough understanding of some of the most important technologies that are transforming our communications systems. 

The European Master's in Embedded Computing Systems MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is a two-year programme run in conjunction with Kaiserslautern University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim.

You will benefit from Southampton’s expertise in system on chip and electronics, Trondheim’s knowledge of electronics and communications and Kaiserslautern’s strong track record in embedded systems.

The curriculum consists of a core programme, an elective programme and a Masters thesis.

  • The core programme covers the fundamentals of embedded computing systems and offers an equivalent education in all three institutions.
  • The elective programme reflects the specific profiles of the participating partner universities and their associated research institutes.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates go on to work as architects of hardware and/or software systems, or as specialists in design methodology or gain employment in companies involved in system-on-chip design, telecommunications, automotive systems and manufacturing.
  • Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nanoelectronic Devices
  • SOC Design Project
  • Digital System Design
  • System on Chip Electronic Design Automation
  • System on Chip Design Techniques
  • Advanced Wireless Communications Networks and Systems
  • Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies
  • Analogue and Mixed Signal CMOS Design
  • Digital Systems Synthesis
  • Embedded Processors
  • Cryptography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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 honours degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 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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