Computer Science Tripos (Part III) and M.Phil in ACS Handbook
Information for current M.Phil in ACS students, CST Part III students and staff.
These pages are currently being updated for 2014 2015
We are in the process of updating these pages for the coming academic year. At the moment some information here may still be missing or relate to the previous year, or may still change before late September.
Preparation, registration and the first week
Web pages for each module syllabus, materials provided by lecturers, and assessment schemes.
- Changing modules How to go about changing a module and the deadlines for doing so.
Part III and MPhil Research Projects and Essays
- Projects and essays timetable, resources and suggestions
- Part III project guidance
- MPhil Research Project guidelines
- MPhil Research Essay guidelines
- Submission of Part III and ACS project reports and essays
Examinations and assessment
- Assessment - M.Phil
- Assessment - Part III
- Departmental statement on plagiarism
- Guidance on deadlines, late submission and penalties
Lecture timetables, calendars and talks
- Part III and MPhil timetable PDF version
- Downloadable timetable
- Agenda of important dates including coursework submission deadlines.
- Teaching pages Links to courses' timetables and syllabi other than the M.Phil or Part III
- Seminars and meetings A weekly timetable of seminars and meetings including the Wednesday seminar series
- Talks.cam Other seminars and talks both inside and outside the Computer Laboratory
- women@cl Provides local, national and international activities for women engaged in Computing research and academic leadership.
- Urgent teaching or supervision-related problem (the fast feedback button — highlight an issue, anonymously if you wish).
- Staff-Student Consultative Forum where student representatives and staff discuss issues arising from the course
- Graduate Students' Forum for issues particularly affecting MPhil and PhD students
Continuing to the PhD
- Slides from research groups at the 'Doing a PhD' session
- PhD in Computer Science - applications and admission
- CPGS Certificate of Postgraduate Study - probationary year for the PhD
- Continuation and Readmission advice from the Student Registry
- PhD fees and costs
- Computer systems and software
Part III and MPhil students have
dedicated facilities. All students have access to
MCS facilities in the Intel Laboratory.
Students also benefit from special cost-free licences for MathWorks' MATLAB and certain Microsoft software under its Academic Alliance Programme.
Additional account details are provided by e-mail in the Michaelmas term after arrival.
The facilities provided by the Computer Laboratory's library.
- Online services
Mailing lists, newsgroups, student-operated web sites, etc.
- Upper limb disorder/RSI/OOS
Information on typing-related injuries (part of the main Laboratory safety page).
- Policy statements relating to students
Official policy statements released by the Head of Department.
- Graduate Education Office Contacts
Contact details for the Graduate Education team
- Health and Safety
Provides information regarding health and safety in the building and also what to do in case of emergency.
- Talks.cam Seminars and talks in the Lab and in the University, in case you missed it above.
- Dates of the Board of Graduate Studies and Degree Committee meetings
- School of Technology
- Student Registry: Legislative requirements
- Student Registry: Problems and complaints
- Computing Service Printroom
- Student Gateway: a useful site with information for current and new graduate students including links to the University Counselling Service.
- Official University map
If you are considering applying to Cambridge to study for the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science then look at our information for prospective students.