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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full Time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please contact Faculty

  • Last Updated

    19 February 2019

About this course

LJMU's Computing and Information Systems MSc focuses on the technological aspects of hardware and software, covering the latest innovations in this subject area.

  • Learn from academics active in research
  • Carry out a novel research project in an area of your choice
  • Benefit from high-quality teaching and excellent learning resources commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • Access £6 million state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities
  • Look forward to excellent career prospects in areas such as project management, system design and IT management

This MSc in Computing and Information Systems focuses on the technological aspects of hardware and software systems, together with a study of their operational and managerial environment. 

Computing and information technology are ever changing. LJMU’s approach ensures that you are kept up-to-date with technical innovations and that you widen your experience, by combining your technical skills with an understanding of information technology and its management. 

The course aims to provide you with a fuller, systematic understanding of current and developing computer technologies and help you to: explore the issues surrounding the Management of Information Technology in Business and Industrial contexts and develop expertise in the areas of computer science that you are interested in. 

You will become an advanced, autonomous learner with a comprehensive understanding, critical awareness and ability to conduct evaluation of current research issues. You will work with originality in applying analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills and will gain awareness of the advanced, conceptual understanding, underpinning career development, innovation and further study for PhD.

Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your programme

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

Core Modules

  • Project Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Advanced Software Engineering Concepts (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Computer Systems Technology (20 credits)
  • Management of E-Business (20 credits)
  • Database Design and Technology (20 credits)
  • Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms (20 credits)
  • Software Development with Java (20 credits)
  • Computer Forensics (20 credits)
  • Computer Security (20 credits)

Visit the Computing and Information Systems page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

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