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Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 7.79 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.9 k / Year(s)  
127 place StudyQA ranking:8984 Duration:12 months You need IELTS certificate

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Develop the skills and knowledge to design and develop our future energy networks.

This course considers all aspects of sustainable energy generation and the issues concerned with bulk electrical energy transport to the ultimate user.

It will give you a solid grounding in generation, transmission and distribution engineering, in addition to considering the wider issues of:

  • energy
  • renewable generation
  • sustainability

This course is particularly relevant for students who are considering a career in the electrical power industry.

Key Facts

  • The Guardian University Guide 2014 shows the University of Southampton top in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • The Complete University Guide 2014 shows our Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked third in the UK
  • Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2014 QS World Rankings

Career opportunities

This programme provides an excellent base for students considering a career in the electrical power industry.

Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few.

The programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project. You will however, also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules
  • ELEC6220 Power Systems Analysis
  • ELEC6221 Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society
  • ELEC6222 Power and Distribution
  • ELEC6223 Fundamental Principles of Energy

Semester 2

Core and Compulsory Modules

Compulsory Modules
  • ELEC6211 Project Preparation
Optional Modules
  • CENV6141 Bioenergy
  • ELEC3202 Green Electronics
  • ELEC3216 Mechanical Power Transmission and Vibration
  • ELEC6224 Advanced Electrical Materials
  • ELEC6225 High Voltage Insulation Systems
  • ELEC6226 Power Electronics for DC Transmission
  • SESG6043 Nuclear Energy Technology
  • SESS6067 Renewable energy from environmental flows

Modules not in Semesters

Compulsory Modules
  • COMP6200 MSc Project
Our entry requirement is a upper second class degree (or equivalent) in Electrical or Electronics and Electrical Engineering. English Language Requirements: 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. International Qualifications: We welcome applications from international students. Selection Process: All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Disability Office to assess their needs. The programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (eg hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly the practical laboratory sessions, and we will attempt to accommodate students wherever possible. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


Some students taking the course are sponsored by industry, while other students obtain financial support from local authorities, from professional institutions such as the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) or from Career Development Loans. If you wish to obtain such sponsorship, you must make your own private arrangements.

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 13.1 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.9 k / Year(s)
160 place StudyQA ranking: 793 You need IELTS certificate