Equip yourself with the necessary technical know-how to transition to a career in computer science with this part-time, fully online conversion Computer Science MSc programme from the University of Liverpool.
Designed for professionals from a non-computing background, this programme will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the modern computer science landscape, and augment this with selected specialist knowledge in artificial intelligence. The career prospects for our graduates have never been better, with over 90% of Liverpool’s computer science graduates going onto well-paid graduate jobs.
Is this the right course for you?
This programme will provide you with a good understanding of the domain of computer science. You will gain a systematic insight into the current theory and practice and bring your understanding of the subject matter up-to-date, in connection relevant to your first degree or profession.
Through this programme, you will:
- Gain access to a high-demand job sector. This conversion degree is specifically designed for professionals from a non-computing background, providing a thorough grounding in the essential technologies and current trends of computer science.
- Extend your knowledge with specialist modules in artificial intelligence. We are known worldwide for our excellence in artificial intelligence research, and through our Digital Innovation Facility, opening in 2021, we will provide a purpose-built environment for collaborative academic research in emerging digital technologies.
- Learn from leading experts in a culture of research excellence. Our passionate lecturers are highly regarded within the field for the topic they teach, from software development to machine learning. Our research-led ethos encourages students to participate in an innovative and stimulating environment.
- Access our online development environment to practice and refine your new skills. Throughout your programme, you will be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies and have access to industry-standard solutions, available to you as cloud services, open-source software or commercials technology; all included within your tuition fee.
Learn from industry experts
This programme is delivered by the Department of Computer Science, who are known worldwide for their excellence in artificial intelligence research and have been at the forefront of key developments in computer science since 1983. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.
Enhance your career opportunities
The skills gap in the technology industry continues to increase. By studying this conversion degree, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to access careers across this field, including within the growing field of artificial intelligence. Job roles you may be eligible for following completion of the programme include software engineer, machine learning practitioner, big data analyst, network administrator, database manager, IT consultant, AI developer, research scientist and information strategy manager.
Learn online anytime, anywhere
Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 100% online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.
Assessments are exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.
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Visit our website for more information on this programme or contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered.
One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education.
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- Global Trends in Computer Science
- Software Development in Practice
- Databases and Information Systems
- Networks and Web Technology
- Reasoning and Intelligent Systems
- Machine Learning in Practice
- Multi-Agent Systems
- Research Methods in Computer Science
- Computer Science Capstone Project
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- 30 months
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences Web Technologies & Cloud Computing Software Engineering View 25 other Masters in Software Engineering in United Kingdom
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Applicants should possess either:
- A degree in a subject other than Computer Science or IT, equivalent to a 2:2 UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ experience in employment; or
- Professional work experience and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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International6120 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
EU/EEA6120 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
- The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
Regional Scholarships of up to 15% are available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.