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MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning

Welcome to the MSc CSML course website which contain information for current students. You can find information on how to apply to the course on the Computer Science Admissions pages.

You may also be interested in our MRes in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning which prepare students for a research career in machine learning and related large-scale data analysis.

The MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning 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.

The programme, run by the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML), is suitable for students with good analytical abilities and is intended as an entrance to a career in either academia or industry. The CSML Centre has excellent links with world-leading companies in internet technology, finance and related information areas. Additionally, the MSc offers a route to embarking on a PhD in machine learning, signal processing, statistics, information processing and retrieval, for which opportunities all exist at UCL.

UCL Students
"Google anticipates actively recruiting doctoral level experts in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning for at least the next ten years as they already play a pivotal role in the development of our tools and products.

We see UCL and London as one of the foremost centres of Machine Learning expertise worldwide and wholly endorse their training programmes."

Yoram Singer, Google Research, USA




"Microsoft Research actively seeks outstanding graduates in the area of Computational Statistics and Machine Learning, which it considers central to one of its core objectives of creating value from data.

The CSML centre at UCL has a unique synthesis of expertise and offers world class training in Machine Learning, producing the kind of high calibre graduates from whom we would welcome applications."

Chris Bishop, Deputy Director, Microsoft Research, UK

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