Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16850
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

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.

Computer Science at the University of Liverpool is research-driven and internationally renowned for its cutting-edge work. Our lecturers are international leaders in their research specialities, coming first in the UK for research excellence at 3* and 4* (REF 2014).

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Research Methods In Computer Science 
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Web Programming 
  • Safety and Dependability 
  • Reasoning About Action and Change
  • Applied Algorithmics
  • Data Mining
  • Multi-core Programming 
  • Computational Intelligence 
  • Multi-agent Systems 
  • Technologies for E-commerce 
  • Semantics of Programming Languages 
  • Advanced Web Technologies 
  • Complex Information and Social Networks

Lecturers


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date There are no strict application deadlines but we encourage applicants to apply early particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24
  • Credits
    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.

  • 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: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

The MSc in Computer Science programme is intended for graduates without a Computer Science first degree, but with a 2:2 honours degree in a subject with some appropriate mathematical or scientific content. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration. With respect to applicants who have computing related BSc honours degrees, but where those degrees provide only partial coverage of the content and/or do not achieve the standard of a UK computer science BSc degree such applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis and an appropriate selection of modules identified.

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16850 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA

Funding


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.