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.

Applied Informatics


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.For more information please contact:

Rui Yang

Programme Director


The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. You may also be provided with opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits may be organized, and invited talks may be given by the industrial experts and professionals. Such activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall employability.



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.

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