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Department of Computer Science and Technology

 

Computer Science Tripos, Part III, 2021

This Announcement relates to Regulation 19 of the Computer Science Tripos which is as follows:

19. A candidate for Part III shall offer a combination of written papers, project dissertations, essays, and demonstrations of research training as duly specified by the notice of the Head of the Department.

During 2020-21, candidates taking Part III of the Computer Science Tripos are required to undertake the following nine modules of assessed work:

  1. A project dissertation (worth four modules).
    A candidate for Part III shall submit the proposed title of her or his dissertation to the Head of the Department by 20 November 2020, and shall obtain the approval of the Head of the Department for the title by 4 December 2020. Unless otherwise instructed, two copies of the dissertation, which shall be computer-printed and shall not exceed 12,000 words in length, excluding bibliography, photographs, diagrams and data listings, but including narrative text in tables, captions, footnotes, and appendices1, shall be submitted by the candidate to the Head of the Department so as to arrive not later than 11:00 a.m. on 28 May 2021.
  2. Five taught modules taken from those listed in the Notice published by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology on the modules available for study for the M.Phil. in Advanced Computer Science 2020-2021, save that the Research Skills Programme is not mandatory for Part III candidates. The assessment method for each module shall be as published on https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/teaching/2021/acs.html.

 


1 See clause iv. “Guidance for Part III projects”  for exceptions to including appendices within the word count.