Research course

Computer Science

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

Entry requirements

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

An undergraduate degree in a computer science-related discipline with suitable programming and programme design experience.

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

The MRes (Master of Research) in Computer Science programme is designed to develop students’ understanding of the research process and their ability to carry out research. It is for graduates from a computer-related discipline, who wish to investigate research as a possible career, or who wish to extend their knowledge of one particular facet of computing - possibly because it is difficult to find a taught MSc that fulfils their individual needs or covers an area for investigation in further depth.

This programme will equip students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:

  • advanced theoretical fundamentals of current trends in computer science;
  • state-of-the-art key research issues in specialised areas of computer science;
  • techniques for project management and for design, implementation and evaluation of an IT solution.

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.

MODULES

Core Modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation Project

Elective modules:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Mining and Big Data Analytics
  • Interactive Systems
  • Object Oriented 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates from this programme will find employment as research and development engineers, systems developers and project leaders in IT companies, or will go on to further studies 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 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants for September 2015 will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit, and no separate application is required.

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

MRes

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
PGenquiries@xjtlu.edu.cn