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Online Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Computer Science

Develop specialist knowledge in algorithms and intelligent systems

Gain sought-after skills in the use of algorithms and intelligent systems to create intelligent solutions.

One of the only UK advanced computer science programmes delivered completely online, you’ll have the opportunity to build upon your current computing knowledge by exploring cutting edge techniques such as deep learning and fuzzy reasoning. Combining theoretical understanding with practical experience, you can gain insights into emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics and more.

Why choose the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Computer Science?

  • Develop detailed knowledge on the use and importance of algorithms to solve computational problems
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of intelligent systems and machine learning techniques
  • Study 100% online and complete your studies in approximately a year
  • Earn a postgraduate certificate from a world-class university and a computer science department ranked among the best in the UK for research*
  • Develop practical solutions in a cloud environment that you can use to demonstrate your solution-based skills to current or future employers via creation of a Professional Portfolio of Evidence

As a graduate of this programme, you can update or acquire key skills to apply in the modern workplace. You can also progress to a full MSc in Advanced Computer Science.

Global Career Advisor Network

Join the PGCert in Advanced Computer Science programme and you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. They can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the University of Liverpool’s Computer Science department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.

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Cloud server platform

Access some of the most current tools used in advanced computation.


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately 12 months


Professional Portfolio of Evidence

Develop a cloud-based collection of your work to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent