This MSc in Computer Science programme is directed at graduates without a first degree in Computer Science who wish to supplement the knowledge acquired in their 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.
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.
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:-
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.
You'll be taught by lecturers who are internationally known for their research. Choose to study on-campus or via our pioneering on-line platform.
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.
If you prefer you can study your course online. As the EU market leader in online Computer Science Mscs (with our partner, Laureate), we can offer you real flexibility and close support via our innovative virtual classrooms.
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.
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.
The taught modules in the first semester comprise three foundation modules covering software engineering, programming, and information system. The foundation modules are intended to provide students with essential background material presented in such a way as to be consistent with Level M requirements. Students will also undertake a "research methods" module. A choice of four out of five research based, level M, modules will be offered in the second semester, however students may elect two replace up to two (i.e. 30 credits) of these modules with selected modules from the Department's third year (level 3) provision. In the summer months student will undertake a 60 credit "research based" project.
ELEC675 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.
The MSc in Computer Science programme is intended for graduates without a Computer Science first degree, but with a 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 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.
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The primary source of funding for research is from the EPSRC.
A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University.
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.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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