Common Compulsory Courses

Information about IRR, IPP, and the MSc Dissertation

Except where noted below, the courses as described on this page are compulsory for the following degrees:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Data Science
  • Informatics

Informatics Research Review

This 10-credit course is compulsory for all of the above degrees except the MSc in Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust and the MSc in Cognitive Science.

Informatics Research Review course descriptor  

Informatics Project Proposal

This 10-credit course provides support for your Dissertation project proposal. You will do some background reading related to your project and further define the specific goals and timeline of your project, often by completing some preliminary tasks.

Informatics Project proposal course descriptor  

MSc Dissertation (Informatics)

Your dissertation is 60 credits, completed over the summer. Supervisors normally propose potential projects by early January, and the project allocation process happens early in Semester 2. You will be able to express your preferences for a project, and you will normally get one of your top few choices, but we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular project or supervisor.

MSc Dissertation course descriptor