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MRes Computer Science Research Project

Short name: MRes Project
SITS code: COIY031Q7
Credits: 120
Level: 7
Module leader: Oded Lachish
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Module outline

Each student is required to undertake an individual project, under the supervision of two staff mem-bers, which counts 120 credits. Students will have submitted outline research proposals with their applications, and two staff members will have considered the outline proposal at that stage and agreed to act as supervisors when the offer of a place is made. Students develop their outline research proposal in discussion with their supervisors in the first weeks of the programme and submit an agreed research proposal as detailed below. Changes of supervisors are subject to approval by the Programme Director.

The Research Project is judged on project report of about 20,000 words (maximum 30,000 words) plus related technical submissions, and the project presentation. The presentation contributes 10% to the project mark, and the report 90%.

Students are responsible for maintaining contact with their supervisors during the project. Since notions of optimal interaction between student and supervisor differ, it is best to agree in advance what form the interaction will take. Students are entitled to expect regular exchange of emails, regular meetings and feedback on drafts of the project report, provided these are submitted to supervisors in reasonable time. If supervision does not meet the agreed criteria, the Programme Director should be contacted.


Indicative timetables can be found in the handbooks available on programme pages. Personalised teaching timetables for students are available via My Birkbeck.