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We live in a world where technology, underpinned by computer science, touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. In the rapidly changing field of computer science, new opportunities are constantly being created for innovative professionals who can understand, analyse and harness technology to improve the way we live and work.

The MRes Computer Science programme is designed to develop your research skills while allowing you to specialise in a specific field of study in computer science discipline. Depending on your interests and career goals, you can choose to specialise in any one of a variety of emerging areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Visual Analytics, Big Data Analysis, Robotics or Virtual Reality.

The programme will prepare you for future employment in a specialised area of the IT industry or for a career in academic research or industrial research and development.

Why Study Computer Science at XJTLU?

  • Benefit from the Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at XJTLU, developed in collaboration with IBM and the Suzhou International Science-Park Data Centre
  • 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 of current trends in computer science
  • knowledge of state-of-the-art key research issues in specialised areas of computer science
  • skills in project management and the design, implementation and evaluation of IT solutions.
Our MRes Computer Science programme allows you to develop the skills needed to work at the forefront of Computer Science research. This will prepare you for a job in R&D or a PhD at a top university.
Paul Craig
Programme director


You will complete four taught modules in the first semester, followed by a research project for a total duration of 18 months. The precise content of your research project will be discussed and decided with your project supervisor and is subject to approval.


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