Delegates registering for the MSc degree
are required to undertake a Project [60 credits at level M] and embody
their results in a Dissertation, which may be submitted only after successful
completion of the required number of taught modules. The normal duration
of study for the MSc Project is approximately 9 months but this period
may vary significantly due to local constraints.
Normally the Project is undertaken at
the delegate's place of work under terms to be agreed by both the Academic
Supervisor and Industrial Advisor. In exceptional cases arrangements
may be made for Projects to be undertaken at an alternative location
approved by the Programme Director and endorsed by the Board of Studies,
which might be an alternative industrial facility or university laboratory.
Delegates opting for the postgraduate
Diploma may alternatively undertake a 'Mini-Project' [15 credits at
level M] in place of one taught module. This embodies a 'mini-dissertation',
which may be submitted only after successful completion of the required
number of taught modules.