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University of Southampton

Southampton , England ,United Kingdom

Systems, Control and Signal Processing (MSc)

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. 

Campus Information

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our oldest and largest campus, located close to Southampton Common. It's the academic heart of our University and home to social events, sports facilities and our Students' Union.


  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A relevant masters degree at minimum 70% with a bachelors degree of at least 3 years
  • UK 1st degree equivalent: 3.5; 3.2 depending on awarding institution
  • UK 2:1 degree equivalent: 3.0; 2.75 depending on awarding institution
MSc Engineering
A masters degree at minimum 60% with a bachelors degree of at least 3 years
  • UK 1st degree equivalent: 3.5; 3.2 depending on awarding institution
  • UK 2:1 degree equivalent: 3.0; 2.75 depending on awarding institution
  • Bachelors degree awarded by a recognized University or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University with an overall qualification of at least 60% 
  • UK 1st degree equivalent: 55 - 70% depending on awarding institution
  • UK 2:1 degree equivalent: 55 - 65% depending on awarding institution
Sri Lanka
  • Bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD from a recognised Sri Lankan Higher Education Institution. Minimum entry requirement is usually equivalent to a UK upper class (2:1)
  • UK 1st equivalent: GPA 3.7 out of 4.0
  • UK 2.1 equivalent: GPA 3.3 out of 4.0

IELTS score requirements
overall score