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Natural Computation MRes


Course Description

The MRes is a Masters degree by research. This means that you are taught core principles and then develop these skills by doing interesting, innovative research, supported by academic staff and peers. This is structured so that you learn how to plan, organise and manage your time; you learn what it is to be a scientific researcher; you help contribute to the development of new knowledge; you learn intellectual skills such as argumentation, exposition, and reasoning; and you develop as an individual by improving your communication skills, writing, collaborative working and creativity.

The programme is designed for highly competent students who are keen on research-oriented Masters programmes. It consists of a mini-project in the first semester and a major research project, which will be two-thirds of the entire Masters programme. You will also study essential Research Skills, and a further 20 credits of optional modules from the following list:

Introduction to Evolutionary Computation
Introduction to Neural Computation
Intelligent Robotics (Extended)
Intelligent Data Analysis (Extended)
Planning (Extended)

Breakdown of course

Natural computation is the study of computational systems that use ideas and gain inspiration from natural systems, including biological, ecological and physical systems. It is an emerging interdisciplinary area in which appropriate techniques and methods are studied for dealing with large, complex, and dynamic problems. The aims of this programme are to:

Meet the increasing need from industry for graduates equipped with knowledge of natural computation techniques.
Provide a solid foundation in natural computation for graduates to pursue a research and development career in industry or to pursue further studies (e.g. PhD).
Give up-to-date coverage of current topics in natural computation (such as evolutionary algorithms, co-evolution, evolutionary design, nature-inspired optimisation techniques, evolutionary games, novel learning algorithms, artificial neural networks, theory of natural computation).

About the School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 in UK league tables and has regularly achieved high satisfaction scores in National Student Surveys. 95% of our students go into graduate employment (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014/15), and our School is ranked 8th nationally for research quality in the '2014 Research Excellence Framework'.
Our work is regularly presented in international conferences and journals, indicating the high standards we achieve in research. In 2008, the UK Funding Councils undertook a national assessment of the quality of research at British universities, the RAE. Among 81 submissions nationally for computer science, the School is equal 7th in the proportion of 4* awards, for research quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Natural Computation MRes page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

School of Computer Science International Student Masters Scholarships - 5 Awards

A £3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a number of privately funded, full fee paying, international Masters students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3000

Eligibility

This scholarship is awarded to applicants who have achieved or expect to achieve excellent academic results in their previous degree, for instance are ranked within the top 5% of their year.

Application Procedure

Applicants must have accepted an offer for one of the School of Computer Science's MSc programmes. These scholarships are open to students from outside the European Union. Applicants are nominated by the admissions tutors: please indicate that you wish to be considered when completing your application to study an MSc.

Further Information

http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate-taught/scholarships/



Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or another science or engineering subject with a significant computing component

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