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Part III and MPhil ACS projects and essays

Part III and MPhil in ACS projects and essays

MPhil in ACS students taking the Research Project Option undertake a substantial research project during the Lent and Easter terms, and submit a project report of no more than 15,000 words. Each project must be supervised by a member of the academic staff (who will also act as one assessor).

MPhil in ACS students taking the Essay Option write an essay of no more than 7,500 words. The essay must be supervised by a member of 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 3 June 2015. 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 and essay proposals have 3 parts:

  1. Project/essay proposal coversheet
    All project and essay proposals must be accompanied by a proposal coversheet. This needs to be signed by the project or essay'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
    Please note that all project and essay proposals must be accompanied by a project resource form even if you are using your own machine.

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.

All project and essay proposals and project resource forms must be signed by the Project or Essay Supervisor and the Course Adviser before submission

Some further guidelines:

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.

Submission and assessment