The Advanced Computing - Machine Learning and Data Mining programme from University of Bristol is 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.
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 on the most up to date programme structure.
Depending on previous experience or preference, you are then able to take optional units which include:
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.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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Funding for international postgraduate students is limited and you must have enough funding in place for your living costs and your tuition before you arrive at university.Master's degrees
Funding for taught Master's degrees is limited to the DfID scheme, which is only open to students from Commonwealth developing countries coming to this University to study specific courses.Research degrees
PhD funding is more general - there are no limitations placed on nationality or course, providing Bristol is able to offer supervision for the topic being researched. A limited number of studentships are available for each area of study.
We recommend that you contact the British Council in your home country, and the department you want to study in at University, to see if they know of any funding available.
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