The taught modules use a combination of lectures, demonstrations, computer-based problem-solving, and directed reading. You will initially work in groups every week to complete formative assessment solving computer-based problems. The first summative assessment is a group computer-based exam, and the second assessment is an individual computer-based exam, where you will need to solve a complex problem with limited time. Finally, you will be assigned a simple individual project which will be assessed through a written report submitted at the end of the semester.
For the MSc project, following project allocation, you will perform a literature review and develop a research protocol. A poster presentation will allow you to introduce your projects to your peers and to discuss the proposed approaches to be carried out. One-to-one meetings with your supervisor will be a constant source of feedback throughout the project. Before the end of the semester, you will show your results to your peers in an oral presentation, which will provide another opportunity for feedback. You will then submit a dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) and you will be finally assessed with a viva voce exam.