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    Programme Specification

    Postgraduate

    Applicable to postgraduate programmes

    Please click here for guidance on completing this specification template.

    Part A: Programme Summary Information

    1. Title of programme: Advanced Computer Science with Internet

    Economics with a Year in Industry

    2. Programme Code: CSCN

    3. Entry Award(s):

    Credit: Level:

    ☐ MA

    ☒ MSc 240 Level 7, of which up to 30 credits may be at level 6

    ☐ PGDip

    ☐ PGCert

    ☐ DPS

    ☐ CPS

    ☐ Other (please specify below:

    4.

    Exit Awards: Credit: Level:

    ☒ PGDip 120 Level 7, of which up to 30 credits may be at level 6

    ☒ PGCert 60 Level 7, of which up to 15 credits may be at level 6

    ☐ CPS

    Exit awards will automatically bear the name of the entry award. If an exit

    award is to be unnamed (i.e. it will show only the qualification achieved) or

    if it is to have a different name from the entry qualification you must

    indicate this below:

    5. Date of first intake: September 2016

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    6. Frequency of intake: Annually in September

    7. Duration and mode of

    study:

    Full time, 24 months

    8. Applicable framework: University Framework for Postgraduate

    Modular Provision

    Framework exemption

    required: Please indicate the applicable boxes:

    No (please go to section 9)

    Yes (please provide a brief summary

    below)

    Date exemption

    approved by AQSC:

    9. Applicable Ordinance: General Ordinance for Module Masters’

    Degree, Postgraduate Diplomas and

    Postgraduate Certificates

    New/revised Ordinance

    required:

    No (please go to section 10)

    Please indicate the applicable boxes:

    Yes (please provide a brief summary

    below)

    Date new/revised

    Ordinance approved by

    Council:

    10. Faculty:

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

    11: Level 2

    School/Institute:

    School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics,

    and Computer Science

    12. Level 1 unit: Department of Computer Science

    13. Campus: Liverpool campus

    14. Other contributors from

    UoL:

    University of Liverpool Management School

    (ULMS)

    15: Teaching other than at

    UoL:

    None

    16: Director of Studies: To be appointed

    17: Board of Studies: Board of Studies in Computer Science

    18: Board of Examiners: The Computer Science Postgraduate Board of

    Examiners

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    19. External Examiner(s):

    Name

    Institution

    Position

    Dr Andrew Fish

    University of Brighton

    20. Professional, Statutory

    or Regulatory body:

    None

    21: QAA Subject benchmark

    Statements(s):

    QAA Subject Benchmark Statement: Master’s

    Degrees in Computing 2011

    22. Other reference points: BCS Course Guidelines and Course

    Accreditation Criteria

    23. Fees: The tuition fees for the 2-year programme are

    the same as the standard 1-year MSc

    programme since the taught modules are the

    same and the year in industry is equivalent to

    the summer project for the 1-year MSc

    programme

    http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fina

    nce/#tuition-fees

    24. Additional costs to the

    student:

    The student would be expected to be paid a

    salary during their industrial placement.

    However, the student would be responsible for

    any additional costs such as associated with

    obtaining an industrial placement and

    relocation.

    25: AQSC approval:

    Part B: Programme Aims & Objectives

    26. Aims of the Programme

    The MSc in Advanced Computer Science with Internet Economics with a

    Year in Industry is a two year programme aimed at providing students with

    an in depth understanding of the area of Computational Economics with

    applications related to Electronic Commerce. More specifically the

    programme is designed to allow students to gain a specialist qualification in

    an area of on the intersection of computer science and economics which has

    seen a recent rapid growth and in which there is expected to be a significant

    skills shortage. The programme has a single entry route (MSc). Students

    wishing to attain PGCert or PGDip entry awards should enrol on the one

    year MSc Advanced Computer Science with Internet Economics programme

    which has identical first and second semesters as the two year programme.

    The aims of the programme are as follows:

    No. Aim:

    1 To provide postgraduate students with a deep and systematic understanding of

    the current academic research in the intersection of Economics and Computer

    Science together with applicable aspects of this research area.

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    2 To provide a comprehensive and broad overview of modern contemporary

    applications of the game theoretic and algorithmic paradigms related to the

    Internet.

    3 To build a solid theoretical and practical academic foundation linked to some

    concrete applications within electronic commerce.

    4 To prepare students to become professionals in the cutting-edge area of

    algorithmic game theory, and possibly to continue to a research degree.

    5 To augment and to enrich students’ knowledge with specialized analytical tools

    to be used in the realization and effective use of complex electronic commerce

    computer systems.

    6 To develop the abilities of the students to work independently and with others

    to research, design, implement and execute creative solutions to practical

    problems.

    27. Learning Outcomes

    No. Learning outcomes – Master’s degree

    1 A deep and systematic understanding of the foundational subareas of the

    programme, related to economics, optimization, and game theory. 2 A deep and systematic understanding of the terminology, paradigms, and

    current state of knowledge of the subject of algorithmic game theory, which is

    the academic research area in the intersection of Economics and Computer

    Science.

    3 The ability to effectively use theoretical paradigms related to optimization,

    algorithmics, game theory and economics in a context of practical, business

    related applications.

    4 The ability to critically evaluate current knowledge and to apply it effectively in

    a professional context.

    5 A critical awareness of current issues and methodologies to enable participation

    in the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic commerce systems.

    6 In-depth understanding of the practical and technical issues involved in the

    analysis, design and implementation of computer systems within appropriate

    specialised areas.

    7 The ability to plan and carry out a major project within an appropriate area of

    specialisation, requiring original thought and substantial aspects of research,

    creative design and realisation, presenting the outcome in a detailed report

    which evaluates the work critically in the context of current knowledge and

    practice.

    8 An ability to work independently, and with others, to analyse, design and

    implement solutions to real world problems using advanced methodologies in

    the intersection of Economics and Computer Science.

    Learning Outcomes

    No. Learning outcomes – Postgraduate Diploma (exit award)

    1 A deep and systematic understanding of the foundational subareas of the

    programme, related to economics, optimization, and game theory.

    2 A deep and systematic understanding of the terminology, paradigms, and

    current state of knowledge of the subject of algorithmic game theory, which is

    the academic research area in the intersection of Economics and Computer

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    Science.

    3 The ability to effectively use theoretical paradigms related to optimization,

    algorithmics, game theory and economics in a context of practical, business

    related applications.

    4 The ability to critically evaluate current knowledge and to apply it effectively in a professional context.

    5 A critical awareness of current issues and methodologies to enable participation in the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic commerce systems.