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MSc Applied Informatics

Course Description

This programme will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in computing areas such as finance informatics, information systems, or telecommunications.

Studying this 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 the 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

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 Project

Elective Modules

• Computational Methods in Finance
• Computer Systems Security
• Image and Video Processing
• Interactive Systems
• Mobile Communications
• Social Network Analysis
• Social Web Programming

What are my career prospects?

Graduates from this programme 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.

The programme is designed to be industry oriented with the possibility of pursuing in-depth academic studies. You will take five required modules from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering in addition to the dissertation project. You will also take three options from a wide range of modules offered by the Departments of CSSE, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

Visit the MSc Applied Informatics page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit.
Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.

The University of Liverpool 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% of the tuition fee.

Corporate and Association Discounts

We are pleased to offer corporate and business/professional association discounts for managers

• For 2 or more managers from the same company or organisation for the same start date: 10% company discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer • For managers working for a company or organisation that is a paid-up member of an approved professional or industry association: 10% association discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer and/or the association
To sign up for the corporate or association discount or to enquire whether an association has already been approved by the University please contact [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off the tuition fee


All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

For any enquiries regarding scholarships please contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in Information and Computing Science, Information and Management Systems, or related fields such as Engineering or Finance.

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