Taught course

Applied Informatics

Institution
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University · Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

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

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Core modules:

  • Data mining and Big Data analytics
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Project management
  • Research methods
  • Software architectures
  • Dissertation.

Elective modules:

  • Computational methods in finance
  • Computer systems security
  • Image and video processing
  • Interactive systems
  • Mobile communications
  • Social network analysis
  • Social web programming.

Additional learning activities:

The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. 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.

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.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS (FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 ENTRY)

30 June 2017 for international and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Information for international students

VISA FOR ENTRY INTO CHINA

There are a number of visas available to international students who want to study in China, depending on the duration of your intended period of study. Staff in our International Student Recruitment and Support team can advise you on the correct visa to apply for.

Please see the frequently asked questions. Students should contact us at ISRS@xjtlu.edu.cn for more information on their options.

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 90,000
International students
RMB 90,000

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.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@xjtlu.edu.cn