PhD Computer Science
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Preparing for your Final Year
|Unit level||FHEQ level 8 – doctoral degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
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.
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.
Knowledge and understanding
• Explain the elements of a good Thesis.
• Describe what makes good Viva.
• Summarise their contributions and impact.
• Understand their responsibilities relating to thesis submission.
• Demonstrate how to structure a CompSci focused thesis.
• Demonstrate how to structure a CompSci focused oral viva.
• 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 and personal qualities
• 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.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||20|
|Independent study hours|
|Gavin Brown||Unit coordinator|