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M.Phil in ACS Course Advisers

If you are starting at Cambridge as an M.Phil in Advanced Computer Science, and your place has been confirmed by Graduate Admissions, your details will have been sent to your assigned Course Adviser. Your Course Adviser is appointed for Michaelmas Term in the first instance. Your Course Adviser will contact you over September to discuss the module choices made in July and your project ideas. He or she will liaise with the Graduate Education Team and the Advanced Taught Courses Management Committee if there needs to be a change to your module selection before the start of term.

In early Lent Term it is likely you will be transferred to a Project Supervisor. The Course Adviser will assist you in finding a project supervisor and in some cases will continue as your Project Supervisor. Your Course Advisor and Project Supervisor will report on your progress to the Student Registry, Degree Committee and Graduate Education Committee via CamSIS. Reports are written termly. Once a report is approved you will be able to read it.

CST (Part III) Directors of Studies

Students taking Part III of the Computer Science Tripos do not normally have Course Advisers. The College Director of Studies will provide advice and direction, monitor progress, and will assist their Part III students in selecting a Project Supervisor.

Preparatory work

Before arriving or returning to Cambridge, you should endeavour to do the preparatory reading provided by module lecturers on the syllabus web pages. Occasionally lecturers will email you directly with exercises or additional reading you will need to complete before arriving.

We also recommend looking at the material provided on CamGuides which is a free online resource for all Master’s students with a taught element, designed as an introduction to some of the academic, digital and research practices that you will engage in at the University of Cambridge. There is no need for a Raven password to access this material.

You should also take the Achieving Clarity in Writing course provided by the University's Language Centre in preparation for the Research Skills Programme's Introduction to Academic Writing in Higher Education. You will need a Raven login for this course and this will be made available once you have met all the conditions of the offer.

Preparatory work for modules can be found on the Moodle page.