Advanced Computer Science with Internet Economics, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15700
    Tuition (Year)
    5300
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This one-year full time programme, formerly known as MSc in Computation and Game Theory, is intended for graduates who already have a first degree in Computer Science, or in Economics, or a closely related subject. It is related to the "cutting-edge" academic discipline of Algorithmic Game Theory, which lies at the intersection of Economics and Computer Science and provides a mathematical platform to modern Internet applications such as Electronic Commerce or Google sponsored search auctions.

About

Key Facts

Research Assessment Exercise 2008

The results of the last Research Assessment Exercise placed Liverpool within the top 10 computer science departments in the UK. All of the department's research activity was recognised as being of international standing, with 75% classified as internationally excellent and 30% as world leading.

The programme

The MSc. in Advanced Computer Science with Internet Economics is a novel and unique programme, the first of its kind in Europe, offering a range of modern topics that range from optimisation and computational game theory to network games, and modern applications in electronic commerce, such as Google sponsored search auctions. It is offered by the Computer Science Department, with contributions from the University of Liverpool Management School.

This programme is research-led with the aim of preparing graduates for research and/or IT careers. Towards this aim it puts emphasis on transferable job-market relevant skills, like: quantitative analysis, optimisation, Internet Advertising, etc.

State of the art teaching and research

Pursue your postgraduate programme at the University of Liverpool and you'll be part of a Computer Science department that's internationally renowned for its advanced research and teaching.

We have four main research groups:

  • Agents

  • Algorithmics

  • Logic and Computation

  • Economics and Computation

In particular the Economics and Computation is the largest research group in this area in the world and is responsible for this MSc programme.

Programme Structure

Module details:

  • Compulsory modules

Research Methods In Computer Science (COMP516)
Object Oriented Software Development (COMP517)
Optimisation (COMP557)
Introduction To Computational Game Theory (COMP323)
Microeconomic Theory (ECON915)
Network Games (COMP558)
Computational Auctions and Mechanism Design (COMP559)
Msc Project (COMP702)

  • Optional modules

Web Programming (COMP519)
Advanced Algorithmic Techniques (COMP523)
Applied Algorithmics (COMP526)
Data Mining (COMP527)
Multi-agent Systems (COMP310)
Technologies for E-commerce (COMP315)

Note: Up to 30 credits of the recommended advanced modules may be replaced with selected level 3 modules with the proviso that a graduate of the University cannot elect to take a level three module if they have already passed that module as part of their undergraduate study.

Lecturers

You'll be taught by lecturers who are internationally known for their research, in particular experts in the area of Economics and Computation. This programme is offered to study on-campus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement will be 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. Applicants who do not offer a 2:1 (or higher) honours degree will still be considered if their performance in mathematics and/or foundational computer science and/or foundational economics courses during their studies is at least in the 2:1 range. The applications will be considered in a case-by-case basis.

Students with an Economics (and related) honours degree are required to have a mathematical element in their first degree equivalent to first year undergraduate basic maths, e.g, basic set theory, basic logic, basic graph theory. This requirement is fulfilled by the students offering BSc degrees in Computer Science.

International qualifications

International Qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15700 International
  • GBP 5300 EU/EEA

Funding

Financial Support

The primary source of funding for research is from the EPSRC. Information on sources of funding may also be obtained by visiting the University website. Please note that application deadlines apply to scholarships.

Postgraduate taught student awards

A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University.

International students

The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students with the majority of the scholarships being awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship. Students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply.

For more information, please visit the university website.

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