MSc Applied Informatics

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Overview

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.

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.

Modules

You will choose five required modules, a dissertation project and three optional modules from areas such as financial mathematics, telecommunications, interactive systems, social computing or information security.

Careers

MSc Applied Informatics graduates will find employment in the IT sector as systems analysts and managers, software engineers, application architects and developers or project leaders. Some students choose to continue as a PhD candidate.

Fees

Scholarships

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 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.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in information and computing science, information and management systems, or related fields such as engineering or finance.

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 four- or six-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 four- or six-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.

I was looking for a university globally and 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

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

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For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.