PhD Computer Science

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Submission Pending

Course unit fact file
Unit code COMP84020
Credit rating 0
Unit level FHEQ level 8 – doctoral degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Department of Computer Science
Available as a free choice unit? No


The unit is intended to remind PGRs that their thesis submission and oral examination are close, and enable them to discuss barriers to them submitting in a timely fashion and to convey risk analysis and formal methods for prioritisation such as the MoSCoW method or similar.


The unit aims to give the PGR the skills to be able to understand the work they have left, effectively plan their time, understand the consequences of being late.

Knowledge and understanding

•    Understand the  MoSCoW prioritization technique. 
•    Describe how to understand risks.
•    Summarise their contributions and impact.
•    Understand their responsibilities relating to thesis submission.

Intellectual skills

•    Understand the work required to complete the thesis on time.
•    Understand what is non essential work.

Practical skills

•    Create a list of Risks and their Mitigations.
•    Create a MoSCoW (or the like) prioritization grid.
•    Create a  plan for mitigating a risk if that risk should arise.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Practical classes & workshops 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 40

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Rizos Sakellariou Unit coordinator

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