This one-year full time programme, formerly MSc in Computation and Game Theory, is intended for you if you already have a first degree in Computer Science, or in Economics, or a closely related subject.
The programme is suitable for you if you wish to extend your knowledge with more advanced specialised material reflecting current research at the cutting edge of the discipline of Algorithmic Game Theory, which lies at the intersection of economics and computer science.
It is a novel and unique programme, the first of its kind in Europe, offering a range of modern topics that range from optimisation and computational game theory to network games, and modern applications in electronic commerce, such as Google sponsored search auctions.
It is offered by the Computer Science Department, with contributions from the University of Liverpool Management School.
The programme is organised as two taught semesters followed by an individual project undertaken over the summer. During each semester MSc students study a number of modules adding up to 60 credits per semester (120 in total). This will be followed by a dissertation, also 60 credits, making an overall total of 180 credits.
Why Computer Science?
Exceptional facilities and equipment
Following a recent refurbishment, our labs provide extensive state-of-the-art facilities including well equipped electrical and computing laboratories and specialist sections for research activities, as well as technical staff on hand to help and offer expert advice and support. The postgraduate labs incorporate the latest research facilities and instrumentation.
Postgraduate taught programmes
The taught components of our on campus MScs cover a range of contemporary computing topics and provide you with a strong theoretical basis, as well as develop critical analysis and practical skills.
We are also market leaders in the design, development and delivery of online Computer Science MScs. Our pioneering activities in this area offer flexible learning opportunities and group support via virtual classrooms.
Here are some of the fields in which our MSc graduates are now working:-
Network systems and data communications analysis Computer software engineering (both applications and systems software) Network and computer systems administration Database administration.