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Computer Systems have become an increasingly important part of our society and our working lives. Virtually all modern organisations rely heavily on computer systems, creating a huge demand for suitably qualified computing professionals.

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.

During the programme, you will conduct a 6-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation.

XJTLU-JITRI Joint-Supervision Pathway

This programme also offers XJTLU-JITRI joint supervision pathway which leverage the strength from both XJTLU and the research institutes and leading enterprises of Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) to promote in-depth integration between industry, education and research. Through the unique training model integrating specialised module study, industrial research practice and dual supervision mechanism, we aim to cultivate cross-disciplinary talents who are innovative, application-oriented and with high-level international perspective.

Please click here to find more information about XJTLU-JITRI joint Master education.

Why Study Applied Informatics at XJTLU?

  • Learn in-depth knowledge about the development of quality computer-assisted solutions to problems, the design and management of efficient and effective problem-solving processes, based on the modern methods and frameworks of informatics
  • Gain skills and knowledge for working across a wide range of industries in a rich interdisciplinary environment
  • Engage in research under the supervision of staff with the possibility of presenting your results at international conferences and publishing in leading journals
  • Take advantage of placement opportunities for career development and practical experience to complement your theoretical studies
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Applied Informatics, you will have:

  • theoretical and practical knowledge of key technological and business areas in the IT industry
  • practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of IT systems including the write-up of technical and research documents
  • the ability to apply your skills in management, design and implementation of IT-based solutions in different application domains.
Artificial intelligence, network security and software development are the research fields with the biggest boom in the computer sciences. Join the MSc program in Applied Informatics, and get ready to develop the technologies of the future and turn into broad-minded highly qualified information technology specialists.
Rui Yang
Programme Director
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  • Core modules


  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. 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. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

The surroundings of XJTLU are very 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


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as systems analyst, manager, software engineer, application architect, developer and project leaders in the IT industry. The programme also offers a solid foundation for graduates interested in pursuing a PhD programme either in China or abroad.