Computer Security focuses on protecting computers, computer networks, such as public and private networks, critical infrastructure, smartphones, smart objects, software and digital information from unauthorised access, change or destruction. This MComp degree in Computer Security is based on the latest research topics in computer security. The Department of Computer Science is highly rated for its research in this area. Additionally the programme has been developed following extensive consultation with industry and the School hosts a regular industry advisory panel. You will graduate equipped with essential advanced skills in the theory, practice, tools and applications necessary for a successful career in computer security. What is an MComp? The MComp is a four-year programme which builds on and extends a traditional BSc (Hons) programme. It includes advanced study modules and a substantial Masters level dissertation. The extra fourth Masters year provides you with a deeper and broader range of knowledge and understanding in computer security. Such knowledge and experience of the subject will substantially enhance your CV and raise your profile in the job market. 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.