Regulations for G402 MSc Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

Last Updated:03 May 2017

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Courses of Study at the University of Nottingham

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Supplementary Regulations for MSc Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

Course type: 12 month PG (Session start)

Year of publication: 11/12

School: Computer Science

Transitional arrangements: some courses have transitional arrangements for continuing students where the Supplementary Regulations have been fundamentally revised from one session to the next. If this applies to a course, details will be specified below or available from the administering School.

Course Director: Head of the School of Computer Science or nominee.

  1. These Regulations shall be subject to and shall be read in the light of the relevant University Regulations and policies.

  2. Admission requirements for this course of study shall be as specified below and subject to the University policies on admissions (

Approved Course of Study

  3. The approved course of study is as shown below. Please refer to the University Qualifications Framework ( for the total number of credits required for the award of a Higher Degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate and information about the expected durations of these courses. Any specific course requirements will be indicated below, including criteria for assessment, re-assessment, compensation and progression for part-time students.

  4. The modules to be taken are listed in groups according to the requirements. All Compulsory Modules must be taken. Alternative and Restricted option modules should be selected according to the requirements listed and these choices and any additional modules choices required to complete the course of study must be approved by the appropriate Head(s) of School.

  5. Modules which cannot be compensated for this course have a N in the Compensatable column.

  6. The content and availability of modules comprising the course of study, together with any pre-requisites, co-requisites and other requirements applicable to them, shall be as listed in the Catalogue of Modules. Exceptionally it may be occasionally be necessary to change the availability of modules offered for this course.

Modules Highlighted in Green will not be running in 11/12

 Students must take all modules in this group
G54IHCIntroduction to Human Computer Interaction10YAutumn
N14C15Project Management10YAutumn
N14G01Creative Problem Solving10YAutumn
N14G02Finance and Accounting10YAutumn
G64SWESoftware Engineering10YSpring
N14G03Marketing for Entrepreneurs10YSpring
N14G05Innovation Management10YSpring
N14G06Science Technology Arts and Business10YSpring
G64PREComputer Science Technology Transfer Project60NSummer
 Students must select 40 credits from this group
G53CCTCollaboration and Communication Technologies10YAutumn
G53VISComputer Vision10YAutumn
G54ARCAdvanced Computer Architecture10YAutumn
G54CCSConnected Computing at Scale10YAutumn
G54ORMOperations Research and Modelling10YAutumn
G54SIMSimulation for Computer Scientists10YAutumn
G64ADSAdvanced Data Structures20YAutumn
G53NMDNew Media Design10YSpring
G54CGAComputer Graphics Applications10YSpring
G54MDPMobile Device Programming10YSpring
G54METMethods for Understanding Users in Computer Science10YSpring
G54PDCParallel and Distributed Computing10YSpring
G54UBIUbiquitous Computing10YSpring
G54VSAVision Systems and Applications10YSpring
Additional Module Information
 40 credits must be chosen from the modules offered by the School of Computer Science to bring the total number of taught credits to 120. (All choices must be approved by the course director).

Regulations for Assessment

7. The forms of assessment applicable to modules comprising the course of study for this qualification shall be as indicated in these Supplementary Regulations.

Assessment regulations for this course are as indicated below and as per the University Regulations

This programme will comply with the University Postgraduate taught assessment regulations which can be found at

Information on the marking criteria used by the School can be found in the Course Handbook. These criteria will provide students with clear guidance on the performance required to obtain marks at various levels (e.g. 70%+, 60-70, 50-60, 40-50).

A Pass with DISTINCTION will be awarded to Postgraduate Masters, Diploma and Certificate students who achieve an overall credit weighted mark of at least 70%. For the award of Postgraduate Masters, an overall credit weighted mark of 68%, including at least 80 credits with a mark of 70% or above, will be considered by the examination board for a borderline Pass with DISTINCTION.

A Pass with MERIT will be awarded to Postgraduate Masters, Diploma and Certificate students who achieve an overall credit weighted mark of at least 60%. For the award of Postgraduate Masters, an overall credit weighted mark of 59%, including at least 90 credits with a mark of 60% or above, will be considered by the examination board for a borderline Pass with MERIT.

Examiners may occasionally take into account other relevant performance indicators (e.g. the result of a viva voce examination) to determine if the classification may be raised to the next highest classification.

For the completion of the taught stage of the Postgraduate Masters degree, a module mark between 30 and 39% for up to 15 credits can be compensated if the student has passed modules worth at least 80 credits and has a weighted average of at least 50%.

For the award of Postgraduate Diploma students must have gained a pass mark of 40% or more in 80 credits (which can include the Dissertation or Project), and a weighted average of at least 40% with no module marks of less than 30%.

For students starting from the 2012/13 academic session who subsequently exit with either a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate the pass mark for these awards will be 50% (borderline pass at 49%). This overrides any statement to the contrary in the programme specification and applies across the University. The only programmes exempt from this change in regulation are those where the pass mark is higher than 50% due to PSRB requirements.