Liverpool John Moores University computer science

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Liverpool John Moores University computer science

About your course

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University is informed by internationally important research and offers you exciting paid placement opportunities thanks to our extensive links with employers.

  • Links with over 450 local and national organisations, including IBM, Merseyside Police, Lloyds TSB and HM Treasury
  • Opportunity to undertake a year’s paid industrial placement
  • Practical, hands-on experience incorporated into modules wherever possible
  • State-of-the-art computing facilities, including dedicated labs, available to students on site.
  • Excellent career prospects

The Department of Computer Science offers you a vibrant and supportive student experience.

Liverpool John Moores University computer science

Work-related learning

Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience

There are many paid work placement options for you to choose from in your third year and extensive support is provided to enable you to apply for and gain a relevant placement in the computing industry. The department maintains wide-ranging links with industry, promoting successful placements, with global companies such as Microsoft, Barclays, Experian, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, IBM, etc. as well as many local software and IT businesses. These placements facilitate the practical application of the skills learnt on the course and provide invaluable industry experience. The vast majority, if not all, students completing this sandwich degree go on to obtain full-time employment in the computing industry.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will work with you on setting targets for yourself as part of your personal development plan, and provide one-to-one support on course-related or other matters.

If you decide to undertake a year’s work placement, this support will continue as a supervisor will stay in close contact and visit you at your workplace.

Liverpool John Moores University computer science

Course details

This BSc degree in Computer Science is designed to equip you with advanced knowledge and understanding of the underlying scientific and mathematical foundations of computing.

You will gain the required academic and theoretical skills to pursue a career in computer science plus advanced practical skills relating to the theory, practice, tools and applications of contemporary software technologies. You will also secure an understanding of architectures, frameworks and strategies for building software computer systems, should you wish to seek a career in software development, for example.

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 of Computer Science 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. In addition, the Department has extensive links with industry, and hosts a regular industry advisory panel.

Our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects thanks to our extensive links with over 450 local and national organisations, such as Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, IBM, Lloyds TSB, AstraZeneca and Vauxhall Motors. Such links help ensure that students enjoy excellent work-related learning and paid placement opportunities throughout their degrees.

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

You will begin the course with a three-day induction and then spend approximately 15 hours per week in the classroom. Independent study is a fundamental element of the course and accounts for about 70% or 35 hours of your weekly study time.

Teaching is mostly via lectures with more informal lab sessions and small-group tutorials to reinforce ideas discussed in the lectures and to give you a chance to develop ideas with staff and other students. You will be based in LJMU’s Byrom Street campus, which is engineered to guarantee your success thanks to the investment of £6million in state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities.

Our computer laboratories provide access to over 150 high-performance computers, including PC/Linux Workstations and Networked Multimedia PCs for general use, in addition to the campus computing cluster. Teaching rooms are also designed to enable the multimedia delivery of teaching materials and demonstrations.

please use the contact below.

James Parsons Building
3 Byrom Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 3AF

Telephone: 0151 231 2777

Email:fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk