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What will I learn?

Overview

This MSc in Computer Science is suitable for you if you don’t have a first degree in Computer Science and wish to supplement the knowledge acquired in your undergraduate study with a substantial element of computer science.

The programme leads to a wide range of careers in the IT industry; in many cases students seek employment at the interface of the IT domain and the subject matter of their first degree.

Accredited by the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

The four main research groups: Agents; Algorithmics; Logic and Computation; and Economics and Computation provide a critical mass of expertise, strong group support and collaboration.

MSc research projects offer the opportunity to contribute to, and shape, cutting-edge research and innovative technologies of the future.

Career prospects

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
  • Database administration.

Which department am I in?

University of Liverpool

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,400.00 (US$ 32,195) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree (or above) in Science or Engineering other than Computer Science or closely related subject. 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.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a world-leading institution, with more than 7,700 international students from over 130 countries.

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • A dedicated support team for international students
  • One of the top 25 UK universities targeted by employers
  • Located in one of the UK’s most iconic cities