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We are living in a world where computer science has transformed almost every aspect of our daily lives. This rapidly changing field is always looking for innovative professionals who can improve the way people work and live.

The MRes Computer Science programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to work at the industry forefront. It aims to develop and enhance your research skills while allowing you to explore a specific field, such as artificial intelligence, visual analytics, big data analytics, robotics, virtual/augmented/mixed reality and so on.

The programme will prepare you for the IT industry or industrial research and development. Graduates can also pursue a PhD degree and further their academic careers.

Why Study Computer Science at XJTLU?

  • Experience an intellectually stimulating environment at a modern, research-led international university
  • Tailor your studies to suit your interests and ambitions by choosing from modules such as machine learning, cloud computing, data mining, big data analytics and so on
  • Engage in research under the supervision of our academic staff or our partners from the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute, with the possibility of presenting your results at international conferences and publishing them in leading journals
  • Benefit from specialised on-campus lab facilities for operating systems, networking, and virtual/augmented reality technologies
  • Take advantage of XJTLU's location close to many international high-tech companies with opportunities for networking, internships and site visits
  • 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 MRes Computer Science programme, you will have:

  • an advanced understanding of the theoretical fundamentals and current trends in computer science
  • knowledge of the key research issues in specialised areas in computer science
  • skills in project management and the design, implementation and evaluation of IT solutions.
The programme allows you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work at the forefront of computer science research. It will prepare you for a research and development career or a PhD degree at a top university.
Thomas Selig
Programme director


  • 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.


Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for positions such as research and development engineer, systems developer and project leader in IT companies. The programme also offers an ideal foundation to pursue a PhD degree and a career in academic research.