Induction will take place at the first session.


Evening sessions combine lectures, seminars, class tests and practical exercises. The module may contain examinable material for which these sessions are the sole source. Demonstrators may be on hand for support during the practical sessions.


Laboratory 110 and other rooms in the John Honey Building are used for Evening Degree modules, if you want physical access to our labs. In the current climate, you may prefer to complete your coursework using your own machine entirely while working from the comfort of your own residence or by accessing the School labs remotely via SSH.

If you are working entirely on your own machine, we expect you to backup your work at least every 24 hours. As a registered student, you have access to OnceDrive via Office365 which may suffice for many smaller projects. If you are using SSH to access the lab and are storing your files in the right place on the host machines, then they will automatically be backed up. More details on lab provision can be found here.

Each individual piece of coursework has its own deadline defined in MMS. After this deadline, lateness penalties apply, and work may not receive formative feedback.

See also target feedback timescales.

Time Management

An evening session occupies 3 hours including a short coffee break. An extra 8-12 hours per week is to be spent reading lecture notes, background reading and preparing for the assignments or class tests.

External Examiner

The School’s External Examiner is Professor Richard Mortier of Cambridge University.

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Last Published: 19 Jan 2023.