What happens after you apply to Bristol?
|Duration of programme||One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Part-time study available?||Yes|
|Number of places||Not fixed|
Machine Learning, Data Mining and High- Performance Computing are concerned with the automated analysis of large-scale data by computer, in order to extract the useful knowledge hidden in it. Using state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence methods, this technology builds computer systems capable of learning from past experience, allowing them to adapt to new tasks, predict future developments, and provide intelligent decision support. Bristol's recent investment in the BlueCrystal supercomputer - and our Exabyte University research theme - show our commitment to research at the cutting edge in this area.
This programme is aimed at giving you a solid grounding in Machine Learning, Data Mining and High-Performance Computing technology, and will equip you with the skills necessary to construct and apply ML, DM and HPC tools and techniques to the solution of complex scientific and business problems.
Skilled professionals and researchers who are able to apply these technologies to current problems, and thereby push the limits of what computers can effectively do, are in high demand in today's job market.
An upper second-class honours degree (or International equivalent) in Computer Science or related discipline. Applicants with a Mathematics or Statistics background may also be considered. Reasonable knowledge of programming is a prerequisite.
For information on international equivalent qualifications, please see our International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
In the introductory week you will take a programming proficiency test and will be placed in either an 'experienced' stream or a 'foundation' stream.
This programme is updated on an ongoing basis to keep it at the forefront of the discipline. Please refer to the School website for the latest information.
Depending on previous experience or preference, students take units such as:
You must then complete a project that involves researching, planning and implementing a major piece of work. The project must contain a significant scientific or technical component and will usually involve a software development component. It is usually submitted in September.
Application deadline: 31st August 2014
MSc in Advanced Computing (ML)
Graduate Education Team
University of Bristol
Merchant Venturers Building
Tel: +44 (0) 117 954 5130
Open to international students? Yes
Find information for international students on eligibility, funding options and studying at Bristol.
Full-time: UK/EU £7,700;
Part-time: UK/EU £3,850;
Fees are quoted per annum and are subject to annual increase.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office.
Unit of Assessment 23 applies. See Complete RAE listings for University of Bristol for further details.