M.Sc. Advanced Computer Science

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP15700 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP5300 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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.

Description

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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 programme comprises a sequence of modules focussing on the research strengths of the department. The programme is directed at careers in the IT industry that require a degree of research and development. This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society as follows

  • CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements
  • Partial CScii accreditation
  • Partial CEng accreditation

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.

This puts the department in the top 7 departments in the UK in terms of the proportion of research classified as world leading. Computer Science currently holds research grants of some £4.5million and has recently benefited from a £5million investment in estates and facilities. Such investment has resulted in a vastly improved physical research environment, giving research groups dedicated meeting and seminar rooms, enabling students and supervisors to be closely located, and making it possible to organise many high profile conferences and workshops.

Why this subject?

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 school that's internationally renowned for its advanced research and teaching.

We came seventh nationally in the 2008 research assessment exercise and have four main research groups:-

  • Agents
  • Algorithmics
  • Logic and Computation
  • Economics and Computation

Together these groups provide a critical mass of expertise equal to the most complex challenges in Computer Science, within a setting that offers world class research facilities and support.

Pursue your MSc/MRes research project and PhD/MPhil studies here and you'll be able to contribute to, and shape, cutting edge research and innovative technologies of the future.

Teaching

You'll be taught by lecturers who are internationally known for their research. This programme is offered full-time to study on-campus.

The taught components of our on campus MScs offer a choice of contemporary computing topics, a strong theoretical basis and the opportunity to gain sound practical and critical analysis skills.

Environment

The department's based on the main University of Liverpool campus, close to the city centre and in a spectacular Grade II listed building.

Following a recent £5 million refurbishment, we can offer you a comfortable working environment with excellent research, study and computing facilities.

You'll also enjoy the full support of our friendly tutors and technical teams so you can get the best from your time here.

Facilities

Computer Science is located in the grade II listed Ashton and Holt buildings, with state-of-the-art equipment.

Our computing resources include an extensive integrated network of workstations running the Linux operating system and the X-Windows graphical interface, together with a large number of PCs running Microsoft Windows.

Staff and students have easy access to high quality laser printing facilities and a range of specialist software.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP15700 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP5300 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

Home/EU £5,000; International: £14,850

Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS

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.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The first semester of the Advanced Computer Science MSc programme includes a "Research Methods" module and a choice of three out of four "research based" (level M) modules. This is followed by a choice of a further four out of five "research based" modules in the second semester. All the research based modules on offer reflect the Department's research interests and strengths with at least two modules drawn from each of the three main research groups. The research modules also include 30 credits worth of material taught by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. If desired students on this programme may elect to replace up to two of the research based modules on offer with selected modules from the Department's third year (level 3) provision (with the proviso, for students whose first degree is from the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool, that a module can not be selected if a student has previously passed the module).

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods In Computer Science (COMP516)

  • Knowledge Representation (COMP521)

  • Privacy and Security (COMP522)

  • Advanced Algorithmic Techniques (COMP523)

  • Information Theory and Coding (ELEC615)

  • Image Processing (ELEC619)

  • Biocomputation (COMP305)

  • Safety and Dependability (COMP524)

  • Reasoning About Action and Change (COMP525)

  • Applied Algorithmics (COMP526)

  • Data Mining (COMP527)

  • Multi-core Programming (COMP528)

  • Computational Intelligence (ELEC675)

  • Multi-agent Systems (COMP310)

  • Technologies for E-commerce (COMP315)

  • Semantics of Programming Languages (COMP317)

  • Advanced Web Technologies (COMP318)

  • Complex Information and Social Networks (COMP324)

  • Msc Project (COMP702)

ELEC modules taught by Electrical Engineering and Electronics.

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. This programme is offered to study on-campus.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

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

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 include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society as follows:

  • CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements
  • Partial CScii accreditation
  • Partial CEng accreditation

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