The MComp Computer Science is a four-year programme which builds on and extends a traditional BSc (Hons) programme. The MComp includes advanced study modules and a substantial Masters-level dissertation. The additional fourth Masters year provides you with a deeper and broader range of knowledge and understanding in computer science. Such knowledge and experience of the subject will substantially enhance your CV and raise your profile in the job market. You will study the mathematical underpinnings of computing and gain the practical skills required to apply pure computer science to subjects, such as: •software engineering •computer security •computer games development •computer networks The MComp will equip you with the academic and theoretical skills to pursue a career in computer science. You will also gain advanced practical skills in the theory, practice, tools and applications based on contemporary software technologies. Your critical understanding of architectures, frameworks and strategies for building software computer systems will also be beneficial if you want to forge a career in software development, for example. What are the benefits of completing an MComp degree? •You will graduate with a Master’s level degree without having to apply for an MSc course •You will gain a depth of specialist knowledge and experience highly sought after by employers •You will enjoy excellent career prospects What financial support is available to MComp students? You will be eligible to apply for the same financial support as other undergraduates for the duration of your MComp. This includes student loans to cover your tuition fees and living expenses plus means-tested grants and bursaries. This financial support is not available to students who enrol on an MSc degree after completing a BSc (Hons) programme. Furthermore, if you are awarded an LJMU scholarship – worth £1,000 or £10,000 – you will receive this award for every year of your degree as well. Why study computing at LJMU? The Department of Computer Science offers you a vibrant and supportive student experience. You will have access to industry-standard facilities, including nine specialist teaching laboratories, with over 400 workstations, Linux Workstations/ Unix facilities, IBM PC compatible machines and multimedia equipment. The Department is highly rated for its research in computing and the science behind the systems. This research directly informs what you will study on the degree. In addition, the Department has extensive links with industry, and hosts a regular industry advisory panel. Our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects thanks to our extensive links with over 450 local and national organisations, such as Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, IBM, Lloyds TSB, AstraZeneca and Vauxhall Motors. Such links help ensure that students enjoy excellent work-related learning and paid placement opportunities throughout their degrees.