Taught course

Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technology

University of Cambridge · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Applications are considered on a rolling basis (as they are received), and it is possible that all places will be filled before the advertised deadline. If this occurs, the course entry in the online prospectus will be labelled as 'closed'.

Months of entry


Course content


This is a twelve-month MPhil programme, taught from within our Information Engineering Division, with a unique, joint emphasis on both machine learning and on speech and language technology. The course aims: to teach the state of the art in machine learning, speech and language processing; to give students the skills and expertise necessary to take leading roles in industry; to equip students with the research skills necessary for doctoral study.

Fees and funding

Fee Home: GBP11433, EU: GBP11433, Overseas: GBP26751

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months



Students will write a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words. An oral presentation will be compulsory, and will contribute to the assessment of the dissertation.


Several of the core courses are examined wholly or mainly through coursework. Some elective options will also be examined through coursework.


Several of the core courses are examined wholly or mainly through written examination. Some of the elective options will also be examined through written examination.

Other Assessment

At the discretion of the Examiners, candidates may be required to take an additional oral examination on the work submitted during the course, and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Course contact details

+44 1223 337733