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COMP83020 Preparing for your Final Year syllabus 2021-2022

COMP83020 Preparing for your Final Year

Postgraduate Research
Credits: 0
Enrolled students: 28

Course lecturer: Clare Dixon


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Timetable
SemesterEventLocationDayTimeGroup
Sem 1 w6 ONLINE Lecture IT407 Tue 14:00 - 17:00 -
Sem 1 w6 ONLINE Lecture IT407 Thu 14:00 - 17:00 -
Sem 2 w19 ONLINE Workshop IT407 Tue 14:00 - 17:00 -
Sem 2 w19 ONLINE Workshop Williamson 3.59 Thu 14:00 - 17:00 -

Overview

The unit is intended to get students ready for thesis submission and oral examination. It also provides the PGRs with the tools to be able to interact with a non-technical audience.

Aims

The unit aims to give the PGR the skills to be able to understand the work they have left, effectively plan their time, prepare their thesis, and undertake their viva.
 

Study hours

  • Practical classes & workshops (20 hours)

Knowledge

•    Explain the elements of a good Thesis. 
•    Describe what makes good Viva.
•    Summarise their contributions and impact.
•    Understand their responsibilities relating to thesis submission.

Intellectual skills

•    Demonstrate how to structure a CompSci focused thesis.
•    Demonstrate how to structure a CompSci focused oral viva.

Practical skills

•    Create an PhD Thesis.
•    Create a PGR Presentation for a Viva
•    Demonstrate how to effectively answer questions that may come up in a viva.
•    Define and Organise a set of Talking Points to accompany a viva.
•    Able to create a maintain a reasonable and realistic plan for completion.

Transferable skills

•    Textually compose complex academic information.
•    Verbally disseminate a series of complex research concepts as would be found in an academic presentation.
•    Convey a complex system / ideas / rationale / contribution / research questions using text and graphics.

Reading list

TitleAuthorISBNPublisherYear
How to get your phd : a handbook for the journey Brown, Gavin,9780198866923Oxford University Press2021.