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MSc Week for projects


  • The student develops an idea for a project, and discusses this idea with their supervisor. With the supervisor's encouragement, the student submits an outline project proposal, and books a place on a project week.
  • The project week affords an opportunity for the student to start work in earnest, to attend teaching sessions and workshops, and to have one-to-one meetings with their supervisor.
  • Six weeks later, the student submits a progress report. If this is approved, they may continue. If not, then they will need to submit a revised report for assessment after the next project week.
  • The student provides their supervisor with further reports on progress as they complete the project and start to work on the dissertation.
  • The student submits their dissertation before the end of their current final term of study.

Project Week will:

  • Structure and expectations
  • Introduce the various kinds of projects that we encourage and discuss with relevant examples.
  • Discuss academic writing in terms of presentation¬†
  • Provide instruction on gathering material and research artifacts
  • Describe the process of thesis writing and engage students on appropriate chapter construction through examples
  • Describe project assessment with examples

Dissertation submission deadlines

Final TermDissertation Submission DeadlineExam Committee Meeting
Hilary Term 2022
Friday, 4th February 2022 (12 noon)18th March 2022
Trinity Term 2022Friday, 2nd September 2022 (12 noon)October 2022 (tba)
Michaelmas Term 2022Friday, 28th October 2022 (12 noon)December 2022 (tba)
Hilary Term 2023
Friday, 3rd February 2023 (12 noon)March 2023 (tba)
Trinity Term 2023Friday, 12th May 2023 (12 noon)July 2023 (tba)

Hilary Term runs January to March. Trinity Term runs April to September. Michaelmas Term runs October to December.

Course dates

3rd October 2022Oxford University Department of Computer Science - online one week 9-5 course confirmed06 places remaining.
9th January 2023Oxford University Department of Computer Science - online one week 9-5 course confirmed04 places remaining.
27th March 2023Oxford University Department of Computer Science - online one week 9-5 course confirmed11 places remaining.
3rd July 2023Oxford University Department of Computer Science - Held in the Department13 places remaining.