Programme Title: MRes in Advanced Computing Programme Code: N/A
Year of Course Course Element Explanation of element components   Total Hours spent on Element ECTS Allocation
1 Modules 1 to 4* Complete four 2 hr written papers on chosen courses (Pass = Average 50% no less than 40% on any paper)  Each course consists of 18 hours of lectures 9 hours of tutorials, 15 hours of coursework,  30 hours of revision and 75 hours of private study ( total 147 hours). 638 24 27
Coursework: Weekly tutorial exercises. Continuously assessed (Pass = Average 50% and no less than 40% on any component)   All above courses have coursework associated with them. This is included in the figures above.
Integrated Laboratory: These lab exercises are referred to as CBCs (Computer-Based Coursework) and the marks obtained in these exercises are treated as coursework marks. (Pass = Average 50% and no less than 40% on any component)   Students are expected to complete assessed CBC exercise(s) attached to the courses they study. This involves  approx some 50 hrs of supervised and non supervised work.
1 Independent Study Options (ISOs). Complete two Independent Study Options assessed by dissertation. (Pass = Average 50% and no less than 30% on any component)   Students are expected to carry out two independent study options in an advanced topic in computer science. Each usually involves approx 294 hours of work 588 24 25
1 Research Seminar and Skills Course Weekly timetabled session in which students read, present and discuss influential research papers across a broad range of subject areas. 
Two assessed components: 1. A set of short summaries of each paper they have critically read. 2.  A review of the paper the student presented, based on their presentation and the discussion that followed. (Pass = Average 50% and no less than 30% on any component)  
Consists of 22 hours of tutorials and approximately 128 hours of private study and preparation.  150 6 25
1 Individual Project Background paper, individual project, dissertation and presentation. Assessed by Supervisor and second marker. Moderated by  panel.  Graded Pass = 50%+  Merit  = 60%+  Distinction = 70%+ The background paper is a literature survey for the individual project. The purpose of the background paper is to give students a running start on their projects by ensuring that they have read and understood technical material which provides essential background reading.  This should  represent about 60 hours of private study.  The Individual project, disertation and presentation should consists of approx  980 hours of study. 980 36 27
Total       2356 90