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MSc in Computing and Information Systems

Educational aims of the programme

The overall aim of the programme is to provide people of graduate status working, or planning to work, in a computing environment with the opportunity to enhance their career prospects by gaining additional knowledge and skills in the areas of Computing, Information Systems and Management of Computer Technology. The specific aims of the programme are as follows:
1.    To provide students with a fuller, systematic understanding of current and developing computer technologies.
2.    To enable students to explore the issues surrounding the Management of Information Technology in Business and Industrial contexts.
3.    To facilitate students in the development of expertise and interest in topic areas of direct and complementary relevance to their work.
4.    To encourage students to become advanced autonomous learners.
5.    To provide students with a comprehensive understanding, critical awareness and ability to conduct evaluation of
6.    current research issues.
7.    To further develop students’ originality in applying analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills.
8.    To provide advanced, conceptual understanding, underpinning career development, innovation and further study such as PhD.



Unicaf offers a flexible rolling admissions model with multiple start dates for each programme throughout the year
15/01, 19/02/, 18/03,15/4, 20/5, 17/6,15/7, 19/8, 16/9, 14/10, 18/11 and 16/12.

*Start dates for university programmes may be subject to change. Students are advised to regularly check their student profile for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding programme commencement dates.

Duration: 2 - 5 years

Study mode: Online learning

Financing: Scholarships Available

Programme Pathway
Foundation Courses
Name Code
Induction Module LJMU-IND-M-100
Postgraduate Certificate Level
Name Code
Software Development with Java LJMU-7501-COMP
Computer Systems Technology LJMU-7502-COMP
Database Design and Technology LJMU-7503-COMP
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Name Code
Computer Security LJMU-7504-COMP
Management of E-Business LJMU-7505-COMP
Research Methods LJMU-7506-COMP
Postgraduate Award Level
Name Code
Project Dissertation LJMU-7507-COMP

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent in a relevant subject area.  Some related professional qualifications at the appropriate level supported by relevant industry experience may also be considered. 
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent English language qualifications. 
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining why the programme interests the student, what makes the student a suitable candidate, how the programme will benefit the student's career progression and any relevant skills or work experience that will support the application.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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