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Systems, Control and Signal Processing (MSc)

Systems, Control and Signal Processing (MSc)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Signal Processing Components

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Develop your signal processing skills on this Systems, Control and Signal Processing MSc at 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.

This UK MSc signal processing with systems control course 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.


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


This module aims to introduce to the students signal processing techniques, including analogue and digital filter design and systems design theories. The module also introduces the concepts of statistical signal processing including estimation and detection theories, with illustrative case studies to demonstrate how these techniques can be used in communications systems.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree in electronic engineering. Students must also have an upper 2:1 score in the following modules: maths, signal processing, control theory and probability theory.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more