This module is offered in 2020-21.


  • To allow students to undertake a substantial in-depth study of a specific topic in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence or Networks and Distributed Systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should:

  • Have produced an MSc dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.
  • Have carried out a sustained programme of in-depth study on a specific topic.
  • Have addressed the challenges arising from an MSc project specification.
  • Be able to critically reflect on the execution of a major project from requirements to results.
  • Have created a significant artefact such as a software system, a measurement framework, a testbed or similar.

Compulsory Elements

This module has no compulsory elements beyond those common to all modules (mark of 4 in each assessment component).

Module Delivery

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Last Published: 19 Oct 2020.