Do you have free reign in selecting the project/thesis or is it determined by the program? What is the origin of the spring/summer placement projects? Is there a list or do you have to propose one yourself?
In January (start of second term), you will be given a list of rotation projects to choose from which have been submitted by potential supervisors after a call for projects is announced by the CDT in the Autumn. You must select two short projects to complete in the third term and summer. However, you can also choose to arrange your own 'bespoke' placement project with a professor. This is good if you already have a specific research interest and/or project in mind. However, be sure to discuss this with the prospective supervisor and CDT directors no later than December. All projects (including bespoke ones) are reviewed to ensure they fit within the remit of developing machine learning methodology for health data and that suitable data is ready and available to use.