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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £75 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

The application will ask applicants to make a selection of modules from the current syllabus, choose a research theme and propose a brief research project proposal of no more than 400 words. The project proposal and module selection will help the MPhil admissions panel to identify potential supervisors and are indicative only. The Faculty is under no obligation to accept a project proposed in the questionnaire for the examination of the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science. The syllabus changes from year to year and the modules selected may not be offered in the year of admission. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to change their selections when the new syllabus is published in late July before the start of the course.

Selection Process

Applications are considered as a gathered field. Applicants who have applied by 2 December 2021 and who pass the first stage of the scrutiny process may be interviewed in January 2022. Applicants who are not shortlisted for January interviews may be waitlisted for interview in the second phase in March and April.

Applicants who have applied after 3 December 2021 but before the 10 February and who pass the first stage of the scrutiny process may be interviewed during March and April 2022. Interviews are usually by telephone and are conducted by one or two members of the team of course advisers.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

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Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Computer Science and Technology

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Feb. 10, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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