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News / Announcements

  • 2018/19 Autumn exams period is Monday 14 January 2019 to Saturday 26 January 2019.
  • For notifying the university of Religious Observance, the deadline is Friday 9 November 2018.
  • For students who wish to be assessed by Academic Support or Disability Support, so additional arrangements can be made for exams, the deadline is Tuesday 26 October 2018.

Week One Induction


  • Q: I'm MSc Computer Science student without a Computer Science first degree. Do I have to take all the three restricted courses, even I have good expereince in programming (or databases, networks)?
    A: In the case of you have strong experience on programming (or database, networks), you could opt out G54PRG (or G54DIS, G54SAN). I'd suggest you talk to the course convenor who teaches the course in week one after their lectures, to seek their advice based on your background.
    Please: email me so I'm aware of your change of coruse choices and ca inform Student Services.
  • Q: Can I choose more than 180 credits?
    A: No. To obtain a MSc at University of Nottingham, students must take 180 credits. The enrolled courses and exam marks will appear in students' transcript, and can't be replaced by other courses once formally enrolled.
  • Q: In the Autumn online course enrolment, do I need to choose courses in Spring?
    A: Yes, you'll need to temporarily enrol in total 180 credits, with your Spring courses. At the beginning of the Spring semester, you could change your Spring courses after one week of lectures. Courses in Autumn can't be changed once formally enrolled and taken.
  • Q: Can I choose 70 credits in Autumn and 50 credits in Spring?
    A: Yes in theory. However please bear in mind that you'll need to be prepared to put a lot of your time in Autumn to complete coursework and prepare exams. Please also check the timetable to ensure there is no clash between your chosen courses.
  • Q: Is there a reading list for my coruse?
    A: Reading lists are given in individual courses, provided in the Moodle course page.
  • Q: Can I change my Autumn modules later?
    A: No, once your Autumn modules are formally enroled, they can't be changed. Their marks will appear in the final transcript.
  • MSc master timetables (with all courses): Computer Science, HCI
  • MSc programme specs: Computer Science, HCI
  • Module/course codes at Computer Science


  • PGT Week One Schedule
  • Tuesday, 25 September 2018: PGT Welcome, LT2 Exchange Building, 9.30-10.30
  • Tuesday 25 September 2018: PGT Course Q&A, 11.00-12.30 A32 Lab, Computer Science Building,
  • Wednesday 26 September 2018: MSc HCI Introduction, (MSc HCI students ONLY) UP-POPE-A1+, University Park, 15.00-16.00
  • Friday 28 September 2018: Study Skills, 12.00-13.00, LT3 Exchange Building
  • Senior tutor, PGT Welfare, PGT Careers, Student Services, HackSoc
  • Meet Your Tutor (who's who), Thursday 2.30pm, Thursday 27 September 2018, tutor's office


  • PGT Spring Meeting
  • Online course enrol, Spring
    • No changes: simply confirm your choice
    • Changes in compliance with your programme: update your Spring choices, and submit;
    • Otherwise: Talk to your Course Advisor
    • Note: Autumn modules can't be changed.
  • PGT Spring Tutorial
  • Project and Dissertation
  • Exams, assessment and classification, Q&A

PGT Regulations and Assessment

The Autumn exams take place in January 2019, and the Spring exams run in May/June 2019.

If you have questions regarding specific assessment please contact with your tutor to seek advices. PGT students are offered the degree subject to the following conditions.

  • MSc PASS: mean marks of 50% or more; no more than 40 credits < 50%, with no more than 10 credits < 40% and no marks < 30%;
  • MSc with MERIT: mean marks of 60% or above (based on first marks only, no resits);
  • MSc with DISTINCTION: mean marks of 70% or above (based on first marks only, no resits);
  • Resit marks are only for qualifying a PASS degree. First marks account for classification purposes and appear in the degree transcripts.

Using Moodle

  • Moodle One Page Introduction
  • Compulsory courses and your chosen optional courses will appear in Moodle the next week after you enrolled your choices online. Only those courses you officially enrolled will appear in your manuscript.
  • To search for other courses in Moodle, click "Site home" on the left hand side menu.
  • Some courses allow self enrol. Others require course convenor's approval to observe the teaching materials.