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MSc Computer Science

This programme specifically designed for students from a non-computing background, examines the basics of computer science and software development, aiming to train students with necessary technical knowledge to tap into a career within the field. It provides a comprehensive and holistic introduction to current trends in computer science, such as enterprise systems management, data protection and big data analytics, cyber security and so on.

The University of Liverpool was amongst the first to deliver wholly online taught programmes back in 2000, providing state-of-the-art learning experience for students.

The MSc programme is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Programme Highlight

All-embracing support

Through a state-of-the-art learning platform, students can fully access to all resources, interactive study materials, and benefit from holistic academic support from student advisers and subject tutors. There is a Study Skills Hub in the platform aimed at helping you develop, improve and maintain your academic skills.

90% graduates going onto well-paid jobs

90% of the computer science graduates going onto well-paid jobs. You will access careers across this sector and the highly popular field of artificial intelligence, with job roles ranging from software engineer, machine learning practitioner, big data analyst, database manager, IT consultant, research scientist to information strategy manager.

Research outputs 5th in the UK

The latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 rated us 5th in the UK for world leading (4*) research outputs. The MSc programme is also accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Join Global alumni connection

After graduation, you can join the University of Liverpool's global community of more than 258,000 alumni and establish life-long networks and access to a wide variety of career resources.

Module Structure

Global Trends in Computer Science 15 credits
Software Development in Practice 15 credits
Databases and Information Systems 15 credits
Networks and Web Technology 15 credits
Choose 2 elective modules from (each 15 credits):
Reasoning and Intelligent Systems*
Machine Learning in Practice*
Data Visualisation and Warehousing
Cloud Computing
Security Risk Management
Information Technology Leadership
Strategic Technology Management
Technology Innovation and Change Management
Multi-Agent Systems 15 credits
Research Methods in Computer Science 15 credits
Computer Science Capstone Project 60 credits
*Note - One out of the two electives must be selected out of Reasoning and Intelligent Systems; Machine Learning in Practice and Robotics.

This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate and a postgraduate diploma. Ask our consultants for more details.

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