A 2:1 Honours degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or another science or engineering subject with a significant computing component. Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test. This is a highly selective Masters programme and only a limited number of places are available.
A statement of research
The MRes in Natural Computation is research oriented, and includes two mini-projects and a summer project, written in the style of a peer-reviewed scientific journal paper. Your application should include two sides of A4 with research interests and tentative ideas that you plan to develop for these three projects. They should normally be close to the research interest of the School (please consult the web pages of lecturers, professors and research staff).
Once you are admitted, you will have an opportunity to revise or change your research plans after discussion with your project supervisors. But it is important at application time to know that you are interested and have potential skills for research, as well as some tentative plans. The Statement of Research is an opportunity for you to demonstrate this.
Learn more about entry requirements.
For students whose first language is not English, one of the following English language qualifications are required:
6.0 overall, with 5.5 minimum band score
80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
51 in all four skills
Further information about postgraduate English language requirements, including alternative qualifications considered and Pre-Sessional English.