Software engineering is the art/technique of developing and maintaining software systems that are reliable, efficient, maintainable and affordable. Developing high-quality software products is a highly creative activity, and solutions often display levels of elegance and beauty. During your studies you will gain advanced skills in the theory, practice, tools and applications necessary for the design, management and deployment of computing systems based on contemporary software technologies and a critical understanding of architectures, frameworks and strategies for building software computer systems. The degree will also form a strong foundation from which to develop and maintain effective software systems and adapt to future software development technologies. The Department of Computer Science is highly rated for its research in the area of software engineering and this directly informs what you will study on the MComp programme. Additionally the programme was developed following extensive consultation with industry and the School hosts a regular industry advisory panel. What is an MComp? The MComp 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 extra fourth Masters year provides you with a deeper and broader range of knowledge and understanding of software engineering. 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. 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.