Research course

Computer Science

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Entry requirements

UK first or 2:1 class Bachelor degree with Honours

- Or UK Pass with Merit Master degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

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.


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.


  • 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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