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News / Announcements

  • Exam scripts viewing sessions: Wednesday 27th February, 09:30-12:30, 14:00-16:30, CompSci, C80. You could look at the marking of your Autumn exam papers. Please book an appointment at here.
  • Spring Induction Drop-in Sessions at Computer Science, Wed 30th Jan, 2pm-4pm:
    • PGT drop-in hours, C71: Please drop-in if you have any questions about your course.
    • PGT Online Module Entry Support, The Hub: online module entry support from from Student Services.
  • More module entry support drop-in sessions in the Hub:
    • Mon 28th Jan 2-3pm, Fri 1st Feb 1-2pm
    • Tue 5th Feb 2-3pm, Wed 6th Feb 1-2pm, Thurs 7th Feb 3-4pm
  • Spring online module selection (between Mon 28th Jan to Fri 8th Feb 2019):
    • No changes: simply Submit your choices (you'll still need to confirm your pre-selected modules even there is no change)
    • Changes in compliance with your programme: update your Spring choices, and submit;
    • Other questions: talk to your tutor or course advisor. See also a support video.
    • Note: Autumn modules once taken can't be changed / dropped.
  • 2018/19 Spring exams start from 20th May 2019.


Spring Induction


  • MSc master timetables Spring (with all courses): Computer Science, HCI.
  • Q: When will the summer project start, and how is it run?
    A: Please check the Moodle MSc projects page (G54HCI, G54PRO, G54PAI) for updated information. Please contact with the project coordinator Dr Natasha Alechina with specific questions.
    • Early Spring: a list of project ideas from potential supervisors will be made available in Moodle.
    • Feb/March: in G54REM, lectures will be given on how to write a project proposal, etc.
    • Early May: deadline for students to agree a project topic with a supervisor, and submit project plan / proposal (10%).
    • May: projects start formally after the Spring exams.
    • Sept: submission of project dissertation (80%), and project demo (10%).
  • Q: I'm in MSc Computer Science, and have selected AI modules. How could I choose to receive my degree title as MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)?
    A: At the start of the Spring module change of mind period (28th January to 8th February), students should select G54PAI, with also enough credits on AI modules. These students then will be contacted to confirm if they wish to graduate with the MSc Computer Science (with Artificial Intelligence) pathway.
  • Q: Can I choose some external module, and how many credits can I choose?
    A: Students could choose up to 20 credits external modules in total in their course (i.e. from Maths, Business, etc.), subject to the approval by emails from the module convenor at the external school and the course advisor at Computer Science.

    MSc Summer Projects

  • A list of MSc e-dissertations in previous years.
  • UoN Plagiarism Tutorial and Improve Academic Writing and Avoid Plagiarism.

    Exams, assessment and classification

    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: year average marks of 50% or more; no more than 40 credits < 50% of which no more than 20 credits < 40%;
    For example, a student can receive a MSc Pass degree without resiting the failed module(s) if he/she
    - has an overall average of 50+%, with up to 20 credits between 40% and 49%, or
    - has an overall average of 50+%, with up to 20 credits between 30% and 39%.
  • MSc with MERIT: mean marks of 60% or above (based on first marks only, not resit marks);
  • MSc with DISTINCTION: mean marks of 70% or above (based on first marks only, not resit marks);
  • Resit marks are only for qualifying a PASS degree. First marks are used for classification and appear in the degree transcripts. One resit is granted for each of the failed modules.
  • Resit exams take place in August/September each year.

Autumn 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 Autumn (with all courses): Computer Science, HCI
  • MSc programme specs: Computer Science, HCI
  • Module/course codes at Computer Science

    Autumn Week One Events

  • 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

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.