University of Liverpool Online IT Programme Granted BCS Accreditation

All University online IT masters programmes now accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

LIVERPOOL, England, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ -- BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has granted full accreditation to the University of Liverpool's online MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data programme. All of the online information technology masters programmes offered by the University are now accredited by BCS and meet its standards.

"Employers, recruiters and clients are actively searching for candidates with credentials that reflect integrity and dedication to the information technology industry. Our BCS-accredited online degrees offer our students a competitive edge, to become a Chartered IT Professional - a status widely recognised as proof of being one of the best in the business," said Professor Helen O'Sullivan, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Liverpool.

This accreditation is a mark of assurance that the University of Liverpool's online degrees meet the standards set by BCS and will allow students to fulfil the academic requirement to register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Students can become student members of BCS at the start of their programme, then after successfully completing their online degree they can also qualify for professional membership (MBCS) and begin the process of attaining CITP status. Membership offers students and graduates access to a powerful network of industry professionals and career-development tools. These benefits, in combination with the skills and knowledge students acquire through their online degree, will help prepare them to lead in the IT field.

In addition to the newly accredited programme, the University of Liverpool also offers four other fully BCS-accredited online IT degree programmes: an MSc in Information Systems Management, MSc in Information Technology, MSc in Computer and Information Security and MSc in Software Engineering

For more information about the University of Liverpool's online programmes, visit

About the University of Liverpool Online Programmes
The University of Liverpool ranks in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the UK's Russell Group of research-led universities. More than 10,000 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. (For more information about Laureate, visit

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