Part III and MPhil ACS projects
Part III and MPhil in ACS projects
MPhil in ACS students undertake a substantial research project during the Lent and Easter terms, and submit a project report of no more than 15,000 words to the Graduate Education Office by 12:00 noon on 16 June 2017. Each project must be supervised by a member of the academic staff (who will also act as one assessor).
Part III students undertake a research project similar to the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science project above, but of only half the size (and no more than 12,000 words). Part III students submit their project reports to the Graduate Education Office by 12:00 noon on 5 June 2017. Each project must be supervised by a member of the academic staff (or alternative approved by Head of Department) who also acts as one assessor.
Resources for students and supervisors
- Project proposals have 3 parts:
- Project proposal coversheet
All project proposals must be accompanied by a proposal coversheet. This needs to be signed by the project's originator, the supervisor and also the Course Adviser.
- Project proposal
Write a project proposal, respecting the word limits. A LaTeX template is available if required.
- Project resource form
All project proposals must be accompanied by a project resource form even if you are using your own machine.
- Projects based in the NLIP Natural Language Processing Group are allocated by the Group's lecturing staff.
- Students interested in undertaking a project in this Group select 3 projects from those published and indicate their preferences on the NLIP project preferences form.
- Once allocated, students write up a full Project proposal with the approval of the project supervisor, as above, and submit it to the Graduate Education Office at the beginning of Lent Term. Background work on the project will, nonetheless, commence at the end of Michaelmas Term.
All project proposals and project resource forms must be signed by the Project Supervisor and the Course Adviser before submission
If your project may involve experiments with human participants, be sure to read the department's Ethical Review Policy, which explains the steps you need to take to obtain the necessary approval first.
Some further guidelines:
- Official ACS project guidelines
- Official Part III project guidelines
- A (less formal) project briefing PPT presentation or PDF from 2015-2016
- A sample dissertation for
the ACS research project (see
the sample dissertation tar ball
which expands to a directory with a number of files including
a LaTeX template acs-dissertation.tex and a Makefile which
Students might also find the advice on PhD thesis formatting useful.
Submission and assessment
- Submitting your research project report (see above for a sample dissertation)
- Assessment and marking guidelines for MPhil project reports
- Assessment and marking guidelines for Part III project reports
- The Faculty's statement on plagiarism and collusion