Systems, Control and Signal Processing at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

This one-year MSc programme is structured around topics in systems and signal processing, with specialisms in control and systems theory, image processing and machine learning. The skills you will develop are sought after by industry (biotech, financial services, systems engineering, medical imaging, etc.) and the academic research community. The modules have a high mathematical content and much of the material is computationally based, developing strong transferable skills in algorithmic development and programming.


Compulsory modules include: Advanced Systems and Signal Processing; Control System Design; Foundations of Machine Learning; Signal Processing; MSc Research Methods and and Project Preparation. Optional modules include: Advanced Machine Learning; Applied Control Systems; Bayesian, Active and Reinforcement Learning; Biologically Inspired Robotics; Biometrics; Computational Finance; Computer Vision; Deep Learning Technologies; Differentiable Programming and Deep Learning; Digital Control System Design; Image Processing.

Assessment method

Coursework, examinations, written project (design, development or experimental) and dissertation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electronic engineering. Specific module requirements also apply. Please see website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Systems, Control and Signal Processing at University of Southampton - UCAS