PGCert Computer Science (Online)

Designed for students from a non-computing background, this programme explores the fundamentals of computer science and software development. You will build your knowledge of key trends and themes within the field, while expanding your horizons with specialist modules in artificial intelligence. 

You will learn from leading experts in a culture of research excellence. Our passionate lecturers are highly regarded within the field for the topic they teach, from software development to machine learning. Our research-led ethos encourages students to participate in an innovative and stimulating environment.

You will have access to an online development environment to practice and refine your new technical skills, which also contains all of the technologies and software you will need for the course – inclusive within your tuition fee. 

Computer science at the University of Liverpool is research-driven and internationally renowned for its cutting-edge work. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework rated us 5th in the UK for world leading (4*) research outputs, and 100% of research environment rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). 

We are especially well-regarded for our expertise in artificial intelligence, and our Digital Innovation Facility, which officially opened in 2022, provides a further hub for our collaborative research in emerging technologies. 

Download a prospectus for more details on this programme. 

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  • Compulsory modules
  • Global Trends in Computer Science
  • Software Development in Practice
  • Databases and Information Systems
  • Networks and Web Technology
  • Machine Learning in Practice
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Reasoning and Intelligent Systems
  • Research Methods in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Capstone Project
  • £5,100 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    10 Month


    Oct 2024

    Start Month

    Sep 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • October 2024
    • January 2025
    • May 2025
    • October 2025

    Mode of Study

    • Online