What will I learn?

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science is intended for graduates who already have a first degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject, and who wish to extend the knowledge gained in their undergraduate study with more advanced specialised material reflecting current research at the “cutting-edge” of the discipline. This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society as follows: CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements; Partial CSci accreditation, Partial CEng accreditation.

During the placement year you will spend time working in a relevant company suitable for the MSc. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical engineering experience which will boost your CV, build networks and develop confidence in a working environment. Many placement students continue their relationship with the placement provider by undertaking relevant projects and may ultimately return to work for the company when they graduate.

The University has very good links with industry and several companies work with us to offer our MSc students competitive placements. Although industry placements are not guaranteed, the University offers you opportunities and support throughout the process to ensure that the chance to find a placement is high.

Careers: Here are some of the fields in which our MSc graduates are now working:- Network systems and data communications analysis; Computer software engineering (both applications and systems software); Network and computer systems administration and Database administration.

Which department am I in?

Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£24,650.00 (US$ 31,831) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students offering a Bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a Masters programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0. 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students should have IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23.

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The university’s international community includes more than 8,000 students from over 130 countries.

  • Liverpool is an inexpensive city to live in
  • Named the fourth friendliest city in the world
  • Many scholarships and awards for international students
  • GBP 800 million invested in campus and academic facilities