|Study location||United Kingdom, Liverpool|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
You will need a 2:1 Honours degree (or above) in a subject area closely related to Computer Science, Economics, or the intersection of these two subject areas.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
(on letter headed paper, signed and dated)
Two references (on letter headed paper, signed and dated)
To meet the increasing demand for MSc students to have industry experience, the university has introduced this new two-year MSc programme. Designed for graduates of the highest calibre the MSc will develop advanced knowledge and skills and give you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice through valuable work experience during a one year industrial placement.
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.
The two-year MSc programme shares the same taught modules with its one-year equivalent. However, unlike the one-year MSc which includes an MSc project over the summer, the two-year programme includes an industrial project and placement in year two (either in the UK or overseas). The placement is typically 30 weeks from September to June.
This opportunity to work in industry will help you strengthen your career options by:
- Undertaking the project work in an industrial setting
- Applying theory learnt in the classroom to real-world practice
= Developing communications and interpersonal skills Building networks and knowledge which will be invaluable throughout your career.
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 of Liverpool has a dedicated team to help students find a suitable placement. Preparation for the placement is provided by the University’s Careers and Employability Service (CES) who assist students in finding a placement, help students produce a professional CV and prepare students for placement interviews.
The programme is organised as two taught semesters followed by an individual project undertaken over the summer. During each semester MSc students study a number of modules adding up to 60 credits per semester (120 in total). This will be followed by a dissertation, also 60 credits, making an overall total of 180 credits.
See the list of modules here
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.