Taught course

European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in electrical and computer engineering, computer science orrelated disciplines

Months of entry


Course content

This European master’s in embedded computing systems (EMECS) is a 2 year course run in partnership with Kaiserslautern University in Germany and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

We are experts in system-on-chip (SoC) and electronics, NTNU specialise in electronics and communications, and Kaiserslautern in embedded systems. You’ll learn the fundamentals of embedded computing systems and experience life and study in different countries.

Our MSc embedded systems degree is a European-based master’s. It allows you to study in 2 countries at different universities.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

EMECS: 2 years - two-year masters (120 ECTS credits) pursued at two of the three participating institutions; students spend one year at each of their selected universities and receive a joint degree from the respective institutions; language of instruction is English

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 2630