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The aim of the course is to provide preparation appropriate for undertaking a PhD programme in computer science. Students select five taught modules from a wide range of advanced topics in computer science from networking and systems measurements to category theory, and topics in natural language processing. Students may also choose from a selection of topics borrowed from the Department of Engineering. Additionally, students take a mandatory, ungraded course in research skills which includes core and optional topics.
Students also undertake a research project over two terms and submit a project report in early June. Research topic selection and planning occurs in the first term and the work is undertaken in subsequent terms. The taught modules are delivered in a range of styles. For
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Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.
If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
The first-class honours degree, or equivalent, should be in computer science. Alternatively, applications will be considered from those holding a degree of equal status in engineering, science, mathematics, or another numerate degree, and where the applicant can demonstrate significant relevant preparation for the Cambridge MPhil course.
Mathematics to A-level standard or equivalent and programming experience will be presumed.
Consistently ranked among the top 5 universities worldwide, the University of Cambridge offers a world leading postgraduate education. With a global outlook and reach, the University of Cambridge’s mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. It is this passion and enthusiasm for study and research that we look for in those seeking postgraduate study at Cambridge.Read more
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