Useful Contacts

MSc in Artificial Intelligence Coordinator
Dr Robert Craven
Room 306

Senior Tutor for Postgraduate Taught Degrees
Dr Thomas Lancaster
Room 305

Director of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Fariba Sadri
Room 447

Welcome to the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. We hope that you will have an enjoyable year with us and that you will find your studies interesting and stimulating. On this page, you can find links to all the relevant information you will need throughout the year.

Student Year Representative

Your current Student Rep. is Alex Gabel:

Induction and introductory materials

Degree regulations

Information on the requirements for different degree classifications can be reached via the following link:

The department's Board of Examiners meets to approve examination results in June after all exams have taken place and been marked. In early July you will be able to see a result in your personal examination results page (NOT in CATE). The result will give one of the following outcomes:

  1. Distinction
  2. Merit
  3. Pass
  4. Fail
  5. Borderline
  6. Decision deferred

If your result is 1, 2 or 3 this indicates the final MSc degree for which you are being considered. Your final degree result will be the minimum of this exam result and your project result. So, for example, if you have a Merit on the exams and a Pass on the project your degree will be a Pass. If your result is one of 4, 5 or 6 you will be given further information at the time.

At this point of the degree and until October there will be no marks, transcripts or certificates available.

Marks, transcripts and certificates will be available after the completion of the degree and final approval by the Board of Examiners and the College. This will be in mid-to-late October. All transcripts and certificates will come via the College Registry, and they will contact you when these are ready.


The college and the department take the issue of plagiarism very seriously. Please do not engage in this practice. The college has policies on plagiarism and exam offences. A departmental FAQ on plagiarism can be obtained here.

Degree structure, timetables and projects

  • Information on the structure of the MSc in Artificial Intelligence can be found here.
  • The college term dates are available here.

Module Materials

Slides and notes will usually be available on CATE, via the N link for the module. Some lecturers may also provide recordings of their lectures via Panopto.

Coursework Submission

Each taught module has an assessed coursework component which typically counts for between 10%--30% of your final mark for that module.  (The norm is 20%; exceptions are listed in the Coursework contribution document) Please note that coursework deadlines are strict and late submissions without mitigating circumstances will be subject to mark capping, according to the Department's Late Submission Policy. If there are mitigating circumstances, these should be reported to the relevant degree coordinator. More information can be found under the Exams & Mitigating Circumstances tab.

Module lecturers are not able to approve late submissions, grant deadline extensions, etc.

Group Projects

Group Projects for the MSc in Artificial Intelligence are selected at the end of the autumn term, and run throughout the spring term. For more information, please see MSc in Artificial Intelligence group projects.

Individual Projects

The MSc in Artificial Intelligence individual projects begin in the summer term and continue to the end of the academic year. The MSc Individual Project homepage has more information.

Seminar series

The Applications of AI seminars are a mandatory module on the MSc Artificial Intelligence.

In addition. several other seminars and talk series which have a specific focus on artificial intelligence may be of interest to you.

Also, see:

Student Welfare

Studying should be fun, but it can also be stressful and you will undoubtedly have to deal with non-academic challenges during your time at Imperial. The College offers a range of services to support the welfare and well-being of its students ranging from healthcare to financial advice and support. Your personal tutor can be a first point-of-call for any difficulties that arise during your studies. See also the Department of Computing's page on student welfare.

Welcome presentation 

Introduction To Welfare And Support

Careers Service

The college careers service is here.