- Data mining and Big Data analytics
- Project management
- Research methods
- Software architectures
Computer systems affect every part of our daily lives and are used in every conceivable type of organisation. These systems are highly interdisciplinary with historical roots in mathematics, physics and electronics.
The MSc Applied Informatics programme will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in computing areas such as finance informatics, information systems or telecommunications.
Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
- Start date
- Department Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
- Attendance Full time
- Duration 18 months
- Prospectus Download file (This link opens in a new window)
Knowledge and skills
Studying the MSc Applied Informatics programme will equip you with:
- theoretical and practical knowledge of key technological and business areas in today's IT industry and research
- practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of IT systems including the write-up of technical or research documents
- key tools enabling you to enhance and apply your skills in management, design and the implementation of IT-based solutions to different application domains.
You will undertake four required modules, a dissertation project and three optional modules from areas such as financial mathematics, telecommunications, interactive systems, social computing or information security.
- Computational methods in finance
- Computer systems security
- Image and video processing
- Interactive systems
- Mobile communications
- Object-oriented programming
- Social network analysis
- Social web programming.
Additional learning activities
The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.
MSc Applied Informatics graduates will find employment in the IT sector as systems analysts, managers, software engineers, application architects, and developers or project leaders. Some students choose to continue as PhD candidates.
RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.
University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.
If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.
Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.
You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.
XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.
Minimum entry requirements
Upper second class (2:1) honours
- 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
- 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above
Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.
3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme
Equivalent academic qualifications
An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in related fields (e.g. computing, engineering, business, or financial mathematics).
English language requirements
If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:
- IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all sections)
- TOEFL iBT: 80
In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.
If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.
You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.
Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.
The whole surroundings of XJTLU are just so international. The beautiful campus environment, warm-hearted professors and serious responses to students’ feedback have greatly impressed me.Melvin Metzger Student, MSc Applied Informatics, Germany
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