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Exams, assessment and classificationIf 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.
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%.
A: At the start of the Spring course selection period, students should select AI Project, with also enough credits on AI courses. These students then can contact Student Services to request if they wish to graduate with the MSc Computer Science (with Artificial Intelligence) pathway.
A: Students could choose up to 20 credits external courses in total in their degree (i.e. from Maths, Business, etc.), subject to the approval by emails from the course convenor at the external school and the PGT advisor at Computer Science.
A: The expected completion date for MSc programme is 23 September 2020. The winter graduation will be held before the middle of December 2020.
A: Yes, but before Friday 4 October. Please email or approach Student Services to open the enrolment for you. I'd suggest to wait till you've tried different optional courses from 30 September before confirming your course enrolment.
A: Yes. There are enough credits in Spring to choose 40 credits AI courses (see the programme). In addition to these, if you also choose COMP4026 Research Project 60 credits, your degree title will be MSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence).
The MSc CS with AI degree is feasible for students without Computer Science background to be ready after the three Autumn courses to take the AI pathway. Students are not expected to have programming background to take COMP4008, which starts from srcctch but move to advanced content at later stage.
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.
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.
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.
A: It's possible if you satisfied the entry requirement, and switch within the first two weeks in Autumn. If you'd like to switch between MSc CS and MSc HCI or MSc Data Science, please contact with me.
A: Please make sure you've chosen at least 40 credits of AI courses and the summer project on AI. After the enrolment, please email Student Services to confirm you'd like to change the degree title.
A: Reading lists are given in individual courses, provided in their Moodle course pages.
A: No, once your Autumn modules are formally enroled, they can't be changed. Their marks will appear in the final transcript.
A: If you have strong experience on databases (or programming, networks), you could opt out the course. Please talk to the course convenor after their lectures in week two, to seek their advices based on your background, as some other courses in your degree may need the programming course as pre-requisite.
Please: email me so I'm aware of your change of coruse choices and can inform Student Services.