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Course summary

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. BCS The Chartered Institute for IT. This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society:

  • CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements
  • Partial CSci accreditation
  • Partial CEng accreditation
This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society:
  • CITP (Chartered IT Professional) with Further Learning Elements
  • Partial CSci accreditation
  • Partial CEng accreditation
This programme is also available as Advanced Computer Science with a Year in Industry MSc. The programme is organised as two taught semesters followed by an individual project undertaken over the summer. 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.


Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12100 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12100 Whole course
Scotland £12100 Whole course
Wales £12100 Whole course
International £26350 Whole course

Additional fee information

For up to date fees visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance/pgt-fees/
Advanced Computer Science at University of Liverpool - UCAS