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Graduate Admissions

This is a twelve-month MPhil programme, taught from within our Information Engineering Division, with a unique, joint emphasis on both machine learning and on speech and language technology. The course aims: to teach the state of the art in machine learning, speech and language processing; to give students the skills and expertise necessary to take leading roles in industry; to equip students with the research skills necessary for doctoral study.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have acquired:

  • a knowledge of  the fundamental techniques in machine learning and how to apply these techniques to a range of practical problems;
  • a deep understanding of the fundamental problems in speech and language processing and the technologies that form the current state-of-the art;
  • a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to the area of their chosen research topic;
  • presentation skills through presenting their research in progress;
  • the methodological and other technical skills necessary for research in their chosen area;
  • the ability to critically assess the technical literature in machine learning and speech and language processing and related topics;
  • directly marketable skills in computing, speech and language processing, machine learning, and the data sciences;
  • collaborative skills through working with other students on the practical exercises and with PhD students and Research Assistants while carrying out their research project;
  • experience in large-scale computing for machine learning and speech and language processing;
  • an understanding of how to define and conduct a research project.

Continuing

Students wishing to apply for continuation to the PhD would normally be expected to attain an overall mark of 70%.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Engineering

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2017

Applications open
Sept. 5, 2016
Application deadline
June 29, 2017
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2017

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Gates Cambridge (USA)
Oct. 12, 2016
Gates Cambridge (EU)
Dec. 7, 2016
All Overseas
Dec. 7, 2016
All EU & Home (not Gates)
Jan. 4, 2017

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