University of Liverpool - Computer Science MSc

This conversion degree will offer you technical skills compulsory to break into the high-demand industry of computer science.
  • University of Liverpool, England
  • 15300 £
  • 30 Months
  • Online
  • 10 October 2023

Course Information

The simplest definition of computer science is the study of computers and technology, and their functions in our day-to-day lives.

Typical jobs in the computer science industry involve engineers working on algorithmic processes, technicians dealing with machines computation, software developers coding digital experiences to name a few, all working on research, development and improvement of ITC equipment.

This programme has been designed for individuals with non-computing background. It will provide you with fundamental knowledge of computer science and software development, which you will further advance of specialist modules.

University of Liverpool is famous for its research-driven and internationally renowned cutting-edge work. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of our research as being world-leading or internationally excellent – the highest proportion for any computer science department in the UK. We are especially well-regarded for our expertise in artificial intelligence, and our Digital Innovation Facility, opening in 2021, will provide a further hub for our collaborative research in emerging technologies. 

As a student, you will have access to an online development environment to practice and refine your new technical skills. The technologies and software needed for the course are included in your tuition fee. 

This programme offers alternative awards, meaning you may opt for either a full Masters degree, or finish up with either Post Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Certificate.


About the University / School

One of the six original 'red brick' civic universities, the University of Liverpool is also a part of the Russell Group, the group is a collaboration of 20 leading research-intensive universities. With a  worldwide ranking in the top 200 Universities, it is also known for for ten Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni and past faculty.

University of Liverpool's Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning. Being a leading international provider of fully online postgraduate education, with more than 10,000 students from over 160 countries, the University of Liverpool has one of the most international virtual classrooms.


Learning format

This programme consists of eight modules followed by dissertation. In order to earn a full Master of Science (MSc) you are required to complete 180 credits, 120 credits to earn the postgraduate diploma (PGDip), and 60 credits to earn the postgraduate certificate (PGCert). 

  • Global Trends in Computer Science (15 credits)
  • Software Development in Practice (15 credits)
  • Databases and Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Networks and Web Technology (15 credits)
  • Reasoning and Intelligent Systems (15 credits)
  • Machine Learning in Practice (15 credits)
  • Multi-Agent Systems (15 credits)
  • Research Methods in Computer Science (15 credits)
  • Computer Science Capstone Project (60 credits)

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for the programme an applicant can needs to present an academic degree and relevant work experience of about 3-4 years. In case of lack of academic degree, a minimum of 6- 8 years of relevant work experience is enough to apply.

Additionally, all applicants should be proficient in English language.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, please enquire to find out more.

Apply before:

28 September 2023

New registration dates to be announced soon

University of Liverpool - University of Liverpool - Computer Science MSc