Master of Science in Internet of Things (MSc IoT)

Key information
University University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee £9,250 (UK Students) & £28,000 (EU and International Students)
Application deadline(s) August

The University of Southampton is one of the top-ranked public research universities in England that is committed to excellence and solving complex environmental and societal problems. Along with this, it strives for greater inclusivity in the community through partnerships, in which it works with various industries, government agencies, and research institutions to make a global impact, as well as make a difference in people’s lives. The impact of the university stems from the power of research, excellence in education, and knowledge exchange and enterprise. It offers a Master of Science in Internet of Things (MSc IoT) that will develop critical thinking, theoretical knowledge, problem-solving, independent learning, and practical skills that are important for future decision-makers and leaders.

Students will advance on their knowledge about key hardware and software components, tools, and methods to optimize, the embedded programming, microprocessors, energy harvesters and microsensors, and the elements of IoT systems and how to design them. Likewise, students will learn how to secure IoT devices against malicious attacks, and how data moves between cloud, apps, and devices. Throughout the course duration, learners will explore specialist IoT topics such as computer vision and signal processing, the applications of modern cryptography, the design of embedded processors, the optimization of wireless communication systems using machine learning techniques, and analyzing the data produced by IoT systems. Graduates from this program will showcase their practical knowledge and skills in IoT networks, embedded devices and IoT systems, biologically inspired robotics, biometrics, cryptography, open data innovation, mobile application, and machine learning from their coursework, lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, and dissertation.

The entry requirements for the Master of Science in the Internet of Things (MSc IoT) at the University of Southampton are an online application, a 2:1 degree in computer science and electronics or other related subjects, an upper 2:1 score in 1 math module, and 1 programming module either C, C++, Java or Python, a certificate from recognized massive open online courses (MOOCs), and English language proficiency IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with 6.0 score in each component.

This program has a full-time duration equivalent to 1 year. UK students are required to pay the tuition fee which costs £9,250 while EU and International students are required to pay £28,000. The school offers scholarships, awards, and funding opportunities to cover the cost of education while studying in Southampton.

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