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Main entry requirements
Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Is general studies acceptable? Yes •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BBB •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or to the total of 120 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Computer Forensics is the art of discovering, analysing and preparing robust evidence for either criminal or civil investigations. This MComp degree in Computer Forensics is based on the latest research topics in computer forensics. Additionally the degree was established following extensive consultation with employers. This combination of research-informed teaching plus industry-relevant skills development, will help ensure you enjoy excellent career prospects after graduation. What is an MComp? The MComp is a four-year programme which builds on and extends a traditional BSc (Hons) programme. It 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 Forensics. Such knowledge and experience of the subject will substantially enhance your CV and raise your profile in the job market. 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 Computer Science Department 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. 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. Additionally the programme and its modules are the result of extensive communications with industry and the Department maintains a regular industry advisory panel. This will equip you with advanced skills in the theory, practice, tools and applications necessary for undertaking a career in Computer Forensics,
Level 4 •Programming •Computer Systems •Computer Forensics and Security •Problem Solving for Computer Forensics •Internet and Web Technologies •Personal and Professional Development •Data Modelling Level 5 •Digital Forensics •Database Development •Operating Systems •Computer Law •Object Oriented Systems Development •Research Skills •Professional Issues Sandwich degree •Year-long placement Level 6 •Project •Computer Security •Network Forensics •Forensics Investigatory Practice •Cloud and Mobile Forensics Level 7 •Research Methods •Project Dissertation •Information and Social Networks •Advanced Topics in Computer Forensics •Software Development for Computer Forensics 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.
With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.
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