The MRes Computer Science programme is designed to develop research skills and allow students to specialise in a specific field of study, within the broader area of computer science. This will prepare you for future employment in a specialised area or a role involving academic research or industrial research and development.
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
The MRes Computer Science programme will equip you 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 the design, implementation and evaluation of IT solutions
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.
- Research methods
- Project management
- 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.
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 PhD candidates.
- An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a computer science-related discipline with suitable programming and programme design experience
- 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: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
- TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)
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Last updated December 6, 2018