Taught course

Computing and Information Systems

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

Good Honours degree in Computing or a Computing-related subject OR equivalent professional qualification. International applicants: minimum of IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each component) Applicants awarded a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Masters in Computing and Information Systems focuses on the technological aspects of hardware and software. Liverpool John Moores University provides the perfect opportunity to study the latest innovations in this subject at postgraduate level.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year)
  • Delivered by academics active in research
  • Opportunity to carry out a novel research project in an area of your choice
  • High-quality teaching and excellent learning resources commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • £6 million state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities
  • Excellent career prospects in areas such as project management, system design and IT management

This MSc in Computing and Information Systems focuses on the technological aspects of hardware and software systems, together with a study of their operational and managerial environment.

Computing and information technology are ever changing. LJMU’s approach ensures that you are kept up-to-date with technical innovations and that you widen your experience, by combining your technical skills with an understanding of information technology and its management.

The course aims to provide you with a fuller, systematic understanding of current and developing computer technologies and help you to:

  • explore the issues surrounding the Management of Information Technology in Business and Industrial contexts
  • develop expertise in the areas of computer science that you are interested in
  • become an advanced, autonomous learner
  • develop a comprehensive understanding, critical awareness and ability to conduct evaluation of current research issues
  • work with originality in applying analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills
  • gain awareness of the advanced, conceptual understanding, underpinning career development, innovation and further study for PhD

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment34
Dissertation33 (30000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090