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New one-year online Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems for IT working professionals offered

Liverpool – 15 October, 2014 – To help meet the expanding global demand of professionals who can effectively manage the growth of online business, big data and information security concerns, the University of Liverpool is offering new online masters programmes in Computer and Information Security, Information Systems Project Management, and Web Sciences and Big Data. Adding to its suite of innovative online programmes offered through the University’s Department of Computer Science, which is internationally recognised for its high-quality research, the programmes provide working professionals around the world with the opportunity to move ahead in their IT-related management career.

“The University of Liverpool’s three new online IT programmes complement our existing suite of online programmes, and are designed to be forward-thinking and on-trend, as students on these programmes develop the next generation of technologies and become experts in the burgeoning fields of information security, information systems project management, and big data and web sciences,” said Professor Frans Coenen, Director of Studies for Online IT Programmes.

The newest University of Liverpool online IT programmes are:

  • MSc in Computer and Information Security, designed for technology professionals seeking to create organisational-level strategies to deal with global threats to electronically stored and transmitted information. Students in the programme gain the IT, management and sought-after specialist expertise needed to advance their career in computer and information security.
  • MSc in Information Systems Project Management, one of the first fully online, BCS-accredited UK masters that specifically focuses on Information Technology/Information Systems project management. The programme is designed for working professionals within the IT Industry seeking the knowledge and professional skills that will enable them to operate effectively in an IT project-management role. This includes mid-level IT project managers, as well as professionals from technical backgrounds – software engineers, web developers and data analysts – looking to move into a project-management role.
  • MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data, one of the only 100% online UK masters covering both web sciences and big data – areas that are rapidly transforming our world. This online masters programme has been designed in consultation with industry experts to encompass all the most sought-after skills and competencies needed for leadership in this field. Students in the programme cover big-data infrastructure, data analytics and business intelligence, with a key focus on technological developments, including information architecture, mobile, social and grid.

In addition, the University of Liverpool is offering a fully online Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology, which enables students to acquire the latest technology skills without having a previous degree in IT. The interactive, one-year format makes this programme ideal for working professionals who want to build their global knowledge and network to move ahead faster in a wide range of careers. The certificate provides a solid grounding in IT theory and practice and includes collaborative online learning with international professionals from other IT disciplines.

These new offerings join the University of Liverpool’s other online masters IT programmes, including MSc in Information Systems Management; MSc in Information TechnologyMSc in Software Engineering and MSc in Information Systems and Technology, which are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Through its dynamic learning environment, the University of Liverpool’s online learning model enables students to earn an advanced academic degree without interrupting their career – from wherever they are based in the world. Students enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative learning experience that provides them with the knowledge and skills to achieve immediate professional impact.

For more information about the University of Liverpool’s online IT degrees, visit

About the University of Liverpool Online Programmes
The University of Liverpool is one of Europe’s largest university providers of fully online postgraduate degree programmes. More than 10,500 students from more than 160 countries are studying for postgraduate certificates, masters and doctoral degrees online with the University of Liverpool. These programmes are provided in partnership with online learning expert, Laureate Online Education.

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