Computer Laboratory

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

  • Project proposals have 3 parts:
    1. 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.
    2. Project proposal
      Write a project proposal, respecting the word limits. A LaTeX template is available if required.
    3. Project resource form
      All project proposals must be accompanied by a project resource form even if you are using your own machine.
  • NLIP Projects
    • 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

Ethics

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:

Submission and assessment