Computer Science

University of Liverpool

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The Computer Science MSc is tailored to students from a non-computer science background to provide necessary technical knowledge, skills and experience in the rapidly growing sector of computer science. You will gain a comprehensive insight into the global trends in computer science and augment this insight with specialised knowledge of AI through modules covering machine learning in practice, multi-agent systems and reasoning and intelligent systems.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to build knowledge and cultivate a portfolio of abilities in the context of current thinking in the domain of computer science. This includes areas such as software development, databases and information systems, and networks and web technology.

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. This includes a range of activities, such as written assignments, discussion forum participation, group work and journal entries. 


Computer science is a constantly evolving industry focusing on the advancement of technology, as well as its application in our daily lives. Elevate your career opportunities in computing with this online and part-time conversion programme from a research-driven and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool.



Study Mode


30 months


Start Date(s)


March 14 2023

May 23 2023

October 10 2023


Course details

This programme consists of the following modules. 

You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc), 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PGDip), and 60 credits to achieve 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)    
•    Machine Learning in Practice (15 credits)    
•    Multi-Agent Systems (15 credits)    
•    Reasoning and Intelligent Systems (15 credits)    
•    Research Methods in Computer Science (15 credits)    
•    Computer Science Capstone Project (60 credits)

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team.

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.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Career outcomes

As technology increasingly impacts all areas of modern life, the demand for qualified computing professionals grows. Upon completion of your programme, you will be prepared to take on roles such as Software Engineer, Machine Learning Practitioner, Big Data Analyst, Network Administrator, Database Manager, IT Consultant, AI Developer, Research Scientist and Information Strategy Manager.  

Contact University of Liverpool

+44 (0)151 318 4466

University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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