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Advanced Computer Science is no longer accepting new applications.

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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 application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, 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 July before the start of the course.

Selection Process

Applications are considered as a gathered field. Applicants who have applied by 1 December 2023 and who pass the first stage of the scrutiny process may be interviewed in January 2024. Applicants who are not shortlisted for January interviews may be wait-listed for interview in the second phase in March and April.

Applicants who have applied after 1 December 2023, but before the February deadline, and who pass the first stage of the scrutiny process may be interviewed during March and April 2024. Interviews are usually by telephone or video-conference, 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.

How to Find a Supervisor

In the first instance, all successful MPhil students will be allocated a course adviser for the first term. Successful MPhil applicants will be invited to look for a project supervisor in late October.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Computer Science and Technology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Feb. 28, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

2024 Entry

Applications per place: 6
Number Accepted: 79

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