Taught course

European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems

University of Southampton · Electronics and Computer Science

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Entry requirements

Our normal entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in a related discipline such as electrical and computer engineering or computer science.

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

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each competency.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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