UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Computational Statistics and Machine Learning

This programme teaches advanced analytical and computational skills for success in a data rich world; designed to be both mathematically rigorous and relevant, the programme covers fundamental aspects of machine learning and statistics, with potential options in information retrieval, bioinformatics, quantative finance, artificial intelligence and machine vision.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a highly quantitative subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. We require candidates to have studied a significant mathematics and/or statistics component as part of their 1st degree, and students should also have some experience with a programming language, such as MATLAB.

Course modules

Core modules: investigating research; researcher professional development. options: students choose three from the following: advanced topics in machine learning; advanced topics in statistics; applied Bayesian methods; approximate inference and learning in probabilistic models; graphical models; information retrieval and data mining; inverse problems in imaging; machine vision; probabilistic and unsupervised learning; statistical computing; statistical inference; statistical modelling and data analysis; supervised learning.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Lectures are often supported by laboratory work with assistance from demonstrators. Students liaise with their academic or industrial supervisor to choose a study area of mutual interest for the research project. Performance is assessed by unseen written examinations, coursework and the research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 23,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 0481