Enhance your career prospects with this Masters in Advanced Computer Studies at Liverpool John Moores University
. Carry out an extensive postgraduate research project and benefit from international academic collaborations on this course.
•Complete this masters degree in one year full time
•Delivered by academics active in research
•£6 million state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities
•Flexible programme structure allows you to tailor your studies to enhance your career
•Opportunity to carry out a novel research project in an area of your choice
•Excellent career prospects in areas such as application development, project management, IT management and further study for PhD
Our Masters degree in Advanced Computer Studies offers you the opportunity to create a bespoke programme that meets your specific requirements by combining option modules from two specialised programmes offered by LJMU's School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
If you want to develop a combined expertise in Computer Forensics and Computer Security, or Software Engineering with Computer Science, or any combination of the above, you will find this course an excellent route towards your career goals.
This flexible course aims to provide you with a fuller , systematic understanding of current and developing computer systems and technologies in selected areas and help you to:
•explore the issues surrounding computer systems in Industrial contexts
•development expertise and interest in areas which are relevant to your work
•become an advanced autonomous learner
•develop a comprehensive understanding, critical awareness and ability to conduct evaluation of current research issues
•work with originality in applying analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills
Learning how to apply a range of tools and techniques and developing a clear understanding of how to effectively and creatively manage computer systems on this course will put you in an excellent career position when you graduate.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study
Advanced Software Engineering Concepts
Software Engineering Development Workshop
Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Research Topics in Computer Science
Information and Social Networks
Software Development with Java
Computer Systems Technology
Management of E-business
Database Design and Technology
Advanced topics in Network Security
Advanced topics in Computer Forensics
A major component of the course is the project module. This is an extensive piece of research work in an applications domain relevant to your academic or professional interests.
Your project is expected to have a strong research component and in many cases may form the basis of further academic research.
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.
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if you require further guidance or clarification.
Degree in Computing or a Computing-related subject, including subjects with a significant core of computing orDegree equivalent professional qualifications orDipHE or HND plus a minimum of 3 years relevant professional experienceNon-UK applicants: minimum IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.