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Programme structure: Advanced Computing - Machine Learning, Data Mining and High Performance Computing (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Research Skills COMSM2202 20 Mandatory
MSc Advanced Project COMSM3100 60 Mandatory
Machine Learning COMS30007 10 Mandatory
Uncertainty Modelling for Intelligent Systems EMATM1120 10 Mandatory
Applied Data Science COMSM0017 10 Mandatory
Students should choose at least 50 CP from the following list: (NB no more than 30 CP of level H/6 units can be taken across the whole programme)
Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Algorithms EMATM0004 10 Optional
Image Processing and Computer Vision COMS30121 10 Optional
Artificial Intelligence with Logic Programming COMS30106 10 Optional
Robotics Systems PG COMSM0012 10 Optional
Computational Neuroscience COMSM2127 10 Optional
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional
An Introduction to High Performance Computing COMS30005 10 Optional
Advanced High Performance Computing COMS30006 10 Optional
In addition students must select, at most, 20 credit points from the following list:
Cloud Computing COMSM0010 10 Optional
Internet Economics and Financial Technology COMSM0019 10 Optional
Web Technologies COMSM0104 10 Optional
Server Software COMSM2001 10 Optional
Dynamics of Networks EMATM0008 10 Optional
Smart Cities 4 CENGM0052 10 Optional
Neural Information Processing EMATM0041 10 Optional
Students wishing to register for optional units delivered by other departments must ensure they have the appropriate background knowledge and skills required by these units.
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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