Computer Science (Conversion) (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
30 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 15300 per total

How you will study
part-time, online

Course starts
June, August, October

International course fees
GBP 15300 per total

All study options

About Computer Science (Conversion) at University of Liverpool Online Programmes

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 and the current practice of computer science. You will gain a systematic insight into the current theory and practice and brought 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. 

Download a prospectus or visit our website for more details on this programme, including module information. 

Modules 

The Computer Science MSc consists of the following taught modules and a final dissertation project. 

  • 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) 

There is a brief break scheduled between modules to allow students to refresh themselves and reflect on what they have learned. 

Shorter postgraduate diploma (120 credits) and postgraduate certificate (60 credits) awards are also available in this subject.  

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. 

Download a prospectus for more details on the career support you will receive as a University of Liverpool student. 

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.  

Love what you've read so far? 

Download a prospectus or visit our website for more information on this programme. Alternatively, you can 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 participate in Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG Cert, PG DipHow you will studyPart-time, OnlineHow long you will study30 months
    Course startsJune, August, OctoberDomestic course feesGBP 15300 per totalInternational course feesGBP 15300 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Full tuition fee – £15,300* (2020/2021 academic year)  

  • The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.  
  • If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.   
  • You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.  
  • Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee may be available. 

For more details, you can speak to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes admissions team on our website.   

Our tuition fees are the same for all students and there are no hidden costs. We are delighted to offer different tuition fee discounts and scholarships for eligible students. 

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess either:  

  • A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in a suitable technical subject other than computer science or IT, equivalent to a 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.  

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Successful applicants from outside the UK must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 overall or equivalent. 

What students think about University of Liverpool Online Programmes

    Peter Van Den Plas, Netherlands

    The best experience while studying at the University of Liverpool online was studying with people all over the world. Just studying for the master's at the University of Liverpool opened new opportunities for my career.

    Samuel Bitariho, Burundi

    The University of Liverpool is one of the best and most recognised institutions in the World. To study online at the University of Liverpool gave me socially a positive consideration in my organisation but also in my country. My best experience while studying my course was the way they welcome people, the good work environment, students’ and lecturers’ interaction. Apart from the knowledge I got during my course, after getting my master's degree, many things have changed in my career especially in terms of job position, responsibilities and promotion.

    Jasbir Virdi, Canada

    I did my studying online. However, I made some great contacts with both students and professors from all over the world who are still in contact. This happened during classroom discussions and group assignments. The master's degree has given me extra confidence to excel in my career.

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