Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Computing (Distance Learning)

The programme is structured to provide an excellent grounding in the latest thinking and developments in computing research and business processes while allowing you to personalise the programme to your own employment or interests. There are three possible routes to the award, which enables you to specialise in computing and ICT, network security or information systems. This online programme has been developed as a part time course in order to provide you with complete flexibility, in following study methods totally allied to your personal circumstances. The flexible mode of study will allow you to work independently, controlling your own learning environment and timetable. You will also benefit from having the provision of guidance and support from a dedicated and skilled lecturing and learning facilitator team. Online seminars are arranged with tutor-led discussions using the Wimba Media tool. Module discussion areas will allow you access to free-flowing information, direct discussions with the module leader and peer students, and views and questions regarding a specific module. Additionally, a series of DVDs are also supplied to allow offline working. These can be studied at the same time as the lecture slides or used as additional in-depth study aids at a later time. In addition the University�s Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) provides many other multimedia learning resources that can be accessed at a time to suit your individual needs. Help and advice will be available from lecturers and the course leadership team regarding any aspect of the programme. The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences maintains regular contact, and frequently liaises with many industrial and commercial partners to ensure its courses provide demonstrable skills and up to date knowledge that is demanded by all the leading employers.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in Computing or a Computing-related subject, including subjects with a significant core of computing, or a professional qualification with equivalent standing. Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Course modules

Core modules: software; engineering technology; research methods; database systems; computer networks; project. Optional modules: computer security; network security; entrepreneurship and e-business; business systems: analysis and design; human computer interaction; software development java.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 12 months

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