The MComp in Computer Studies 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 in Computer Studies. Such knowledge and experience of the subject will substantially enhance your CV and raise your profile in the job market.
You will gain the academic and theoretical skills required to pursue a career in ICT plus advanced practical skills in the theory, practice, tools and applications of contemporary software technologies. You will also secure a critical understanding of architectures, frameworks and strategies for managing, developing and supporting modern computer systems.
The programme has been developed following extensive consultation with industry and the Department of Computer Science hosts a regular industry advisory panel.
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.
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
•Introduction to Programming
•Fundamentals of Information Systems
•Personal and Professional Development
•Internet and Web Technologies
•Problem Solving for Information Systems
•Information Systems Analysis and Design
•Object Oriented Software Development
•Advanced Web Development
•Business Systems Analysis
•User Experience Design Project
•Advanced Topics in Information Systems
•Website and E-Commerce Management
•Advanced Software Engineering Concepts
•Management of EBusiness
•Computer Systems Technology
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.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams, a personal independent project and a Masters level final year dissertation.
This is an extensive piece of research work in an applications domain relevant to your academic or professional interests. It is intended to provide you with an opportunity to undertake a major investigation and produce a major dissertation on the outcome of the work.
Assessment of the project will be based on this dissertation and presentations of the work. The work carried out during the project is expected to have a strong research component and will, in many cases, be appropriate in forming the basis of further academic research, such as a PhD programme.
Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or as written comments.
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