Electronics and Computer Science

MSc and PhD programmes in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton

At ECS we are looking for the next generation of Electronics and Computer Science pioneers to join our vibrant department and be part of world-changing research as it happens. From big data and biodevices to web science and wireless communications, postgraduate study at Southampton gives you the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology, tackling some of today’s biggest challenges. Our thriving graduate school will provide you with the best possible research training and career opportunities.

World-leading research
ECS is unique in its integration of electronics and computer science and is the leading university department of its kind in the UK. We have an international reputation and distinguished track record for transformative research in:

• agent technologies
• artificial intelligence
• control theory
• cyber security
• data science
• e-science
• embedded systems
• high voltage engineering
• internet of things
• machine learning
• nanotechnology
• technology-enhanced learning
• web science

We are first in the UK for the volume and quality of our research in electrical and electronic engineering and 100% of our computer science research impact is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

With over 550 researchers from many different subject backgrounds, the research culture in ECS is fast-changing and dynamic and our world-leading research groups will allow you complete an individual project, benefitting from research expertise across ECS.

Agent, Interaction and Complexity
Electronic and Software Systems
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Research Group
Southampton Wireless
The IT Innovation Centre
Vision, Learning and Control
Web and Internet Science

World-class facilities
Research takes place in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment and draws on our unrivalled facilities at ECS, with state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment housed in superb laboratories.
• The Mountbatten Building
– one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary cleanroom complexes providing flexible research space for nanotechnology and photonics
• The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory is an active centre for research into dielectric materials and insulation systems, as well as high voltage and related phenomena
• Biometrics Laboratory – at the forefront of research into gait biometrics that identifies people by the way they walk
• Computing laboratories – multimillion pound computing suite with full-time help desk support and dedicated project zones

Securing your future career
As well as pushing the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field, you will have opportunities to develop the attributes that are vital for success in today’s global employment market. We are proud to have one of the best employment records of all UK Universities, with opportunities for networking with potential employers at national and international conferences in addition to internal industry and academic events.

Be part of world-changing research as it happens
“I am helping construct a new industry that fuses electronic engineering and textiles through research that combines the academic pursuit of knowledge and commercialisation. A PhD that combines both is evidence that Southampton plans to bring world-changing technology to the mass market as well as academic circles." Olivia Ojuroye - PhD in Flexible Circuits for Wearable E-Textiles, second year.

To find out more: www.southampton.ac.uk/ecs

Contact details

School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
SO16 3PB
United Kingdom
Tel: 02380592882
Email: phd-admissions@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Website: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply for study in this department, visit the page(s) below.