Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Introduction

ABOUT

Founded in 2006, we are the largest international joint venture university in China, a partnership between Xi'an Jiaotong University and the University of Liverpool.

VISION AND MISSION

Our vision is to become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social service, and education management.

VISION

To become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social service, and education management.

MISSION

  • Educate technical and managerial professionals with international perspectives and competitive capabilities
  • Integrate global economic and social development with expertise in business and technology
  • With our unique focuses and features, conduct research in areas where humanity faces severe challenges
  • Explore new models for higher education that will exert a strong influence on the development of education in China and the world.

HISTORY​

The 10-year journey from fewer than 200 staff and students to today's vibrant community of more than 10,000 has been challenging and rewarding.

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of XJTLU. We've passed several milestones along the way, but there's still more for us to achieve.

VISIT US

Suzhou is easily accessed by plane, train and bus. Located in Suzhou Industrial Park, east of Suzhou’s historic centre.

PARTNERSHIPS

Collaboration is essential to the work we do. It powers our research, drives our programme development, creates opportunities for our students and brings hands-on experience to our staff and students.

HIGHER EDUCATION IN CHINA

We are a game changer in the field of higher education in China. Our transnational model is unique in the country and so is our contribution to the development of higher education.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Mass Media Translation MA

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Overview The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. Unique selling points • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. Knowledge and skills Modules Semester one: • Theory of translation studies • Journalism translation • Globalmedia cultures • Contemporary media theories • Translation and technology. Semester two: • Research methods • Public relations translation • Portrayal of China in Western Media • Discourse analysis • Audio-visual translation • Translating Chinese culture. Semester three: • Dissertation • Translation project. Additional learning activity modules The MA Mass Media Translationprogramme includes an additional600 hoursof Additional Learning Activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of the qualification. The ALAs do not contribute... [-]

MA TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The Master in TESOL will provide suitably qualified graduates with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages... [+]

Overview The MA TESOL programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is suitable for language teachers, teacher trainers, educational materials writers and test designers who wish to further develop their range of professional skills and knowledge. 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 MA TESOL programme will help you: • gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, theories and practices in the field of English language teaching • acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of language in context • explore the implications of language analysis for teaching purposes • develop an understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in classroom practice • engage with theories underlying current views on language learning, including the importance of individual differences amongst learners in their abilities and learning preferences • appreciate and view critically the connections between theory and practice in the field of English language teaching • foster the ability to conduct academic research. Modules Core modules: • Linguistics for language teachers • Methods in English language teaching • Principles of course and material design • Second language acquisition • Language testing and assessment • Speaking and listening • Research methods. Elective modules: • Discourse analysis • Lexis and vocabulary teaching • English for specific purposes. Additional learning... [-]

MSc

MSc Applied Informatics

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MSc Applied Informatics will train students for advanced technical or managerial roles in computing areas such as Finance Informatics, Information Systems, and Telecommunications. [+]

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 activity modules Careers MSc Applied Informatics graduates will find employment in... [-]

MSc Business Analytics

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

In the MSc Business Analytics degree, you will obtain in-depth knowledge of data collection, selection and analysis. The degree is designed for individuals who want to meet the needs of the Information Age. [+]

Overview The rapid growth of available data is transforming the way managers, accountants, investors or marketers are working. The data integrated into their analyses, business plans and decisions is a must for firms to maintain their competitive advantage. The MSc Business Analytics programme is a response to these changes in the economic and technological environment. It aims to transform business students into multi-talented professionals, standing in-between their core field of expertise, such as management, finance, and marketing, and information technologies. The programme mixes advanced modules in finance, marketing or management to provide a deep understanding of the most up-to-date methods for data-processing (machine learning, big data analysis) and data management. Our teaching philosophy is practice-oriented. With this in mind, after an intensive 12-month period of study you will complete your training with a six-month internship within a company. You will benefit from the Big Data Analytics and Technology Centre that has been set up at XJTLU in collaboration with IBM and the Suzhou International Science-Park Data Centre. Business analytics training will be available, utilising IBM software, and you will have the opportunity to apply for internships or projects at SISDC. Unique selling points • Access the Big Data Analytics and Technology Centre • Benefit from a strong focus on practical data processing and analysis skills • Have opportunities to complete internships • Take advantage of industry links with local companies and cooperation with Xi'an Jiaotong University • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry... [-]

MSc Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

Civil engineering encompasses all of the key elements of engineering design of the built environment. As such this programme provides you with broad, advance-level training in the application of the civil engineering principles of structural, environmental and geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics and advanced materials. [+]

Overview China has invested heavily in infrastructure development. There are a large number of active construction projects within the local environment of the University, making XJTLU an ideal location for an engineer in training. XJTLU’s masters programmes attract students from across the world, generating an international feel within a Chinese context. This combination provides you with an excellent cross-cultural experience. Civil engineering encompasses all of the key elements of engineering design of the built environment. As such, the MSc Civil Engineering programme provides you with broad, advance-level training in the application of the civil engineering principles of structural, environmental and geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics and advanced materials. The programme introduces you to modelling approaches that allow the effective and sustainable design of structures and systems within the built environment. In addition, it provides you with design perspectives that allow you to extend your knowledge from fundamental principles to the appreciation of the influence of using sustainable materials. This full-time, 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time 36-month basis for potential students currently working in industry. All the modules are delivered in English by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and civil engineering. 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. On the basis of accreditation by the Joint Board... [-]

MSc Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you to understand better complex issues related to financial decision making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules included in this programme cover a wide range of subjects related to portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, derivative instruments, etc. [+]

Overview The MSc Economics and Finance programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you to understand complex issues related to financial decision-making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules included in this programme cover a wide range of subjects related to portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, and derivative instruments. International Business School Suzhou attracts self-motivated students who are interested in a programme related to economics and specialising in finance. Students considering applying for this programme should have some formation in quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics, especially those with a degree that is not in economics or finance. 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 • Financial economics • Econometrics • Time series analysis • Money and banking • Financial markets • Macroeconomic theory • International finance and economics • Advanced corporate finance • Portfolio theory • Alternative investments and strategies • Fixed income and derivative instruments. Additional learning activity modules Careers The MSc Economics and Finance programme is designed to give you an advantage in pursuing career opportunities in the financial sector, central banks and other monetary financial institutions, international organisations, academia and research institutions. Since it has a strong formation in economics, it is also attractive to... [-]

MSc Financial Computing

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in new interdisciplinary areas of computational techniques and equip you with financial knowledge to deliver effective business solutions. [+]

Overview With the rapid advancement of computing technology, there is an increasing demand in the dynamic and challenging environment of financial services for a variety of technological talent to deliver business solutions on a global scale. The MSc Financial Computing programme addresses market demand and will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in new interdisciplinary areas of computational techniques and equip you with financial knowledge to deliver effective business solutions. The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is equipped with specialist lab facilities for operating systems, networking, mobile computing and multimedia technology that will support your learning and research. 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 By studying MSc Financial Computing, you will gain: • theoretical and practical knowledge of key areas of finance and computing in both industry and research • knowledge of the latest technology and applications for the finance industry, such as big data and business analytics • practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of technical or research documents in financial computing. Modules You will undertake eight modules in the first two semesters and a dissertation project in the third semester for a total duration of 18 months. You will choose these modules based on the subject area of your first degree, such as computing, finance or other fields. The precise content of your dissertation project will be discussed and decided... [-]

MSc Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The objective of MSc in Financial Mathematics is to provide advanced analytical training, quantitative knowledge and practical skill-sets required by modern financial institutions. [+]

Overview The MSc Financial Mathematics programme provides you with advanced analytical training, quantitative knowledge and the practical skill sets required by modern financial institutions. It aims to equip you with a solid education in financial analysis, risk management and financial engineering for a successful career in the finance and banking industries. It is heavily weighted towards advanced mathematics and programming modules designed with practical applications in mathematical and quantitative finance. 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 MSc Financial Mathematics programme will equip you with: • intellectual skills and theoretical understandings appropriate for the study of financial mathematics and quantitative analysis at postgraduate level • practical mathematics and object-oriented programming skills linking finance theories to real-world application • skills in research, evaluation and analysis and the quantitative techniques to evaluate and interpret complex data and research literature • skills and abilities to devise, plan and undertake complex research projects in the field of financial mathematics. Modules Core modules: • Advanced modelling methods in finance • Advanced financial econometrics • Computational methods in finance • Continuous time finance • Advanced statistics • Stochastic calculus • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Microeconomics for financial mathematics • Quantitative methods • Numerical computation in finance • Advanced risk management. Additional learning activity modules There are many useful modules and seminars from which to choose for Additional Learning Activity purposes. Careers A postgraduate degree... [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This Finance programme is research oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve practical problems that will create value to companies and enable societies to evolve. [+]

Overview The MSc Finance programme is research-oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve the practical financial problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve. You will get wide theoretical knowledge in both corporate finance and asset pricing as well as quantitative skills that will allow you to conduct research and analyse real-world problems. The study of financial economics and banking will allow you to excel in both the finance and economics fields. Contemporary topics will be integrated throughout the programme in order to better understand human behaviour in financial markets. Throughout the programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with research seminars, discussions with academic staff and visiting researchers, and meetings with representatives from the financial markets. This will ensure an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world. The programme is a perfect fit for individuals looking to enhance theoretical knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills and improve career opportunities. It will make use of cutting-edge textbooks and materials published in the field. Unique selling points Have the opportunity to apply for teaching and research assistantships within International Business School and across the University during your studies Listen to and meet high-profile people from the management world as well as attend networking events with local employers and events organised by recruiting organisations on campus 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.... [-]

MSc in Investment Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MSc Investment Management programme will provide you with a solid understanding of financial markets, securities, and investment management theories and strategies. [+]

Overview The MSc Investment Management programme will provide you with a solid understanding of financial markets, securities and investment management theories and strategies. You will also grasp the complexities of contemporary economics and financial principles and how these apply to decision-making in financial intermediation, savings and investment. The programme is designed to meet the growing demand amongst banks, fund managers, regulators and other financial institutions in China and Asia. It aims to produce graduates who have specialist knowledge and an understanding of financial markets and investment management. This is a practiced-based degree with the objective of preparing you for employment in the financial markets after graduation, though it can also serve as a base for further academic study. International Business School Suzhou has partnered with Thomson Reuters to offer students on this programme privileged access to the on-campus Financial Lab and Trading Floor as well as a wealth of analytics and data on global financial markets for both study and research purposes. Unique selling points Distinctive features Thomson Reuters Financial Lab IBSS is unique in China with its on-campus IBSS Financial Lab and Trading Floor. This trading and analytics room, created in partnership with Thomson Reuters, has 25 positions and contains the Thomson Reuters EIKON system, used by financial institutions around the world for both trading and analysis purposes. This sophisticated terminal also has the data feeds from both Datastream and Thomson 1, giving students access to a world of data for study and research purposes. Students will be trained... [-]

MSc in Professional Accounting

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme aims to provide you with a strong professionally-oriented training in accounting. [+]

Overview The MSc Professional Accounting programme aims to provide you with strong professionally oriented training in accounting. You will study the professional syllabus of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and will obtain exemptions from all six professional-level papers of the exams needed to gain chartered accountant status (subject to validation of the programme by ICAEW), as well as receiving preparation to sit the final advanced-level papers. 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 programme aims to equip you with: • intellectual skills and theoretical understandings appropriate to the study of accounting at postgraduate level • an awareness of key current issues, theory and practice in the field of accounting • skills in professional accounting and financial decision-making, evaluation and analysis of financial data and the techniques to evaluate and act upon complex financial and tax-related issues encountered in practice • the knowledge necessary towards qualifying and operating as a chartered accountant. Modules • Financial strategy • Financial accounting and reporting • Audit and assurance • Business strategy and management • Business planning - taxation • Tax compliance • Corporate reporting and auditing I and II • Strategic business management • Integrated case study. Additional learning activity modules The programme shall include an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity, normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. Careers The MSc Professional... [-]

MSc International Financial Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MSc International Financial Management programme offers an opportunity for graduates from a diverse range of undergraduate disciplines to specialise at postgraduate level in international financial management. [+]

MSc International Financial Management OVERVIEW The MSc International Financial Management programme offers an opportunity for graduates from a diverse range of undergraduate disciplines to specialise at postgraduate level in international financial management. The programme allows graduates from non-finance disciplines (including sciences, mathematics, engineering, humanities and social sciences) to obtain the requisite knowledge and education to allow them to transfer to a career in finance or related professions. The programme is ideal for those students who seek a career in multinational business, accounting and finance-related business, retail banking, financial markets and many other areas where financial expertise is needed. Graduates of the programme may also go on to consulting careers or further academic study at advanced level. WHY SHOULD I STUDY INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AT XJTLU? This programme aims to equip graduates with: the intellectual skills and theoretical understanding appropriate to the study of accounting and finance a strong practical ability to solve real-world financial issues faced by firms, especially those arising from the international dimension skills in dealing with complex financial data and in using it to make decisions and recommendations that add value to an organisation the ability to perform research into financial issues facing firms and to make recommendations based on that research. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS You will acquire a wide range of skills relating to the analysis of business problems from a financial perspective, along with the ability to understand contemporary developments in international business, the accounting and finance industry, international financial markets and the global banking... [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MSc in Management is a new, flexible and innovative programme that is available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. This degree will offer students a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of management. [+]

Overview This dynamic, contemporary and innovative programme prepares you for management positions across a wider range of industries. It is also designed to assist current managers in preparation for more senior roles. Open to those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, the MSc Management programme offers you broad theoretical and practical knowledge of management. Studies cover many topics of relevance to managers both in China and internationally including international business, strategy, finance, leadership, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will also complete a research project or dissertation on a management-related topic of choice in consultation with the programme director. 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. Unique selling points International Business School Suzhou offers practical business engagement at all levels. A number of business executives will share their practical experiences in guest lectures, while visits to corporations will enhance your real business life experience. Knowledge and skills The MSc Management programme aims to equip you with: • an understanding of management practices and theories • experience in the broad range of managerial functions and tasks • an awareness of the management demands in business • research skills through project and dissertation work • potential work experience through internships (for students who are not already employed) • excellent networking possibilities. Modules • International business • Accounting and financial management • Strategic organisational design • Strategic business analysis • Business leadership • Marketing management •... [-]

MSc Media and Communication

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MSc in Media and Communication programme aims to provide suitably qualified graduates an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of media and communication at theoretical and practical levels. [+]

Overview The MSc Media and Communication programme aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of media and communication at theoretical and practical levels. The programme is intended for graduates from the fields of media and communication, the social sciences, advertising and public relations, for individuals already working in the media and trying to gain a more profound understanding of their field, and for others who want to develop and extend the range of their theoretical and professional media skills. It is also a stepping stone for any individual wanting to pursue a PhD in the media and communication field. You will graduate with a critical and theoretical knowledge of the contexts of communication studies in combination with the opportunity to develop practical skills in digital media production. Combined with the strong English language skills that studying at XJTLU gives, this produces graduates who will be very attractive to Chinese and international companies in an increasingly globalised workplace. The department has a digital media laboratory, featuring Apple iMac computers, Final Cut Pro X editing software and the Adobe suite of professional digital media production software, in addition to Sony high definition digital video production kits for short film-making, digital media and documentary production. 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. Unique selling points By studying MSc Media and Communication you will benefit from: • A... [-]

MSc Multimedia Telecommunications

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This new programme aims to provide students with an understanding of the technical characteristics of wireless systems and multimedia technologies. [+]

Overview Multimedia and wireless communications is a rapidly growing area in the booming communications industry. New standards such as 4G and 5G for mobile networking enable applications including triple services for mobile networks, digital television, video streaming, interactive gaming, navigation services, and emergency and healthcare applications. It is technologically challenging to deliver these multimedia applications and services efficiently over emerging and diverse wireless networks. To meet this challenge, engineers need to have a deep understanding of wireless and multimedia technologies. The MSc Multimedia Telecommunications programme aims to provide you with an understanding of the technical characteristics of wireless systems and multimedia technologies. It will cover advanced topics in wireless communications for voice, data and multimedia. Meanwhile, this programme will also cover technologies to understand the multimedia data using state-of-the-art technologies, such as deep learning. You will benefit from: • a degree from a globally respected university • excellent research facilities with advanced experimental equipment • knowledge of cutting-edge technologies needed in the job market • abundant opportunities to get involved in various national or industry-funded projects. 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: • Advanced signal processing • Image and video processing • Deep learning for computer vision • Data communication and communication networks • Mobile communications • Multimedia communications • Coding and cryptography • Project management • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Renewable kinetic energy technologies • Power electronics... [-]

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management from IBSS (International Business School Suzhou) touches upon all aspects of effective operations and supply chain management in a highly competitive global marketplace. [+]

Overview The MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management programme covers all aspects of effective operations and supply chain management in a highly competitive global marketplace. It looks at how successful operations and supply chain management can shape the sales and profit ambition of a business. Combining XJTLU’s growing reputation and International Business School Suzhou’s dynamic and innovative international expertise, intensive collaboration with the business community and proximity to the Yangtze River Delta region, the programme is one of the few English-language masters programmes of its type in China. Throughout the programme, opportunities are provided for you to analyse and examine the most up-to-date developments in operations and supply chain practice through a series of industrial lectures and best practice industry visits. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to reach senior managerial positions or become an operations, logistics and supply chain management strategist. Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is currently being sought, while students will be exempted from a number of required modules by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics to qualify for chartered status. 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. Unique selling points During your studies, there is the opportunity to engage with and learn from leading organisations, thanks to our extensive links with businesses and public sector services, locally and across the world, providing you with exciting opportunities for placements, mentoring,... [-]

MSc Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MSc in Project Management will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage projects in a variety of industries and contexts. [+]

Overview The MSc Project Management programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully manage projects in a variety of industries and contexts. You will learn about all aspects of how to effectively plan, implement, control and monitor, and handover projects of various sizes and complexities in a highly competitive global marketplace. You will gain vital skills in the management of stakeholders’ expectations, risk management and quality assurance on projects. The programme will teach you from both a practical and theoretical standpoint how project management can be used as a tool to help grow business and achieve strategic objectives in an organisational setting. The programme caters to the needs of experienced professionals as well as those who are at the beginning of their career in a project management-related role through the acquisition of necessary skills and knowledge in a technology-embedded learning environment. It will serve as a pathway for you to achieve highly sought-after certifications in project management. This is a practice-based degree with the objective of preparing you for the strong project management job market in China and beyond, though it can also serve as a base for further academic study. 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. Unique selling points The MSc Project Management programme: • provides skills that have universal relevance, meaning you can use these skills to manage projects across a large variety of industries... [-]

MSc Social Computing

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MSc Social Computing programme addresses the market demand, providing specific training for understanding, managing, developing, implementing and commercialising interactivesocial media on the Internet. [+]

Overview The internet revolution has generated a social interactive environment that creates new business opportunities for enterprises. Many international software-development enterprises such as IBM, HP, Microsoft, Google and SAS have their own social computing/media development teams. Other IT enterprises, such as Apple, Oracle, CISCO and Nokia own products with social computing functions. Similarly, many national and international companies successfully turn significant profits through social network sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Twitter, Google, Myspace, Amazon, Sina Weibo, TaoBao, RenRen and QQ. The MSc Social Computing programme addresses market demand by providing you with training for understanding, managing, developing, implementing and commercialising interactive social media on the internet. It will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in new interdisciplinary areas of social informatics and internet computing. The department is equipped with specialist lab facilities for operating systems, networking, mobile computing and multimedia technology that will support your learning and research. 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 By studying MSc Social Computing, you will gain: • theoretical and practical knowledge of key areas of social business and social computing in both industry and research • key tools enabling you to enhance and apply your skills in management, design and implementation of IT-based solutions to social business and computation domains • practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of technical or research documents in social commerce and social... [-]

MSc Sustainable Construction

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The aim of the programme is to provide Master’s level education for graduates to develop technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in Civil Engineering construction with a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development in light of reliability, environmentally-friendly and cost-effectiveness initiatives. [+]

Overview The rapidly developing world and evolution of urban development have caused a massive surge in environmental pollution, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Civil engineers should take a leadership role to promote sustainable development by providing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges associated with sustainability in civil engineering practices. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. It has a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies. This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time, 36-month basis for potential students currently working in industry. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction. 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. Accreditation This degree is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. Modules • Sustainable... [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy Technology

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage for engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability. [+]

Overview The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage of engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability. By the time you graduate, you will have a thorough understanding of sustainability standards, various renewable energies, smart grid and power electronics for renewable energy and energy use management in buildings, urban design and other areas. Research on sustainable energy technology has opened up many job opportunities in industry, government institutions and research centres. Lab facilities include: • a power electronics laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment • a sustainable energy laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment including a 600W wind turbine, two 270W solar modules, batteries, an inverter with sinusoidal output and main controller • an electric machine and power system laboratory. 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 By studying MSc Sustainable Energy Technology you will benefit from: • studying at an international university recognised throughout the world • close cooperation with world-famous universities and research centres to solve major technical challenges including energy crises and environmental pollution • excellent research opportunities, using advanced experimental equipment including a network analyser, power analyser, Dspace controller, wind turbine and PV testing system • continuous development of core modules to meet the requirements of industrial... [-]

MSc Urban Design

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The Master of Science in Urban Design educates you about shaping urban areas in the dynamic Chinese context and is taught across the Departments of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. [+]

Overview The MSc Urban Design programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form. The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces. Staff teaching on the programme offer varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understanding. 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: • Fundamentals of urban design • Place-making and urban design (studio) • Architectural theory and criticism • Urban design enquiry • Sustainable urban planning strategies • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Theory and practice of urban regeneration • Politics, society and participation • Spatial analysis and evaluation • Topics in architectural history • Heritage, historic districts, and conservation. Additional learning activity modules Careers Urban design plays an important role in the environmental, social and cultural factors that influence society and is crucial to building sustainable urban systems. Graduates of this programme can expect to pursue careers as urban or regional planners in public and private sector companies,... [-]

MSc Urban Planning

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The programme offers participants the opportunity to develop both a theoretical understanding of the issues underlying rapid urbanisation and practical skills with which to manage discrete urban regeneration projects in practice. [+]

Overview The MSc Urban Planning programme, offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Design at XJTLU, provides you with an international grounding in urban planning that is centred on the theme of urban regeneration. China is experiencing unprecedented urbanisation in terms of the speed and nature of growth. One of the key issues for future practitioners will be how to deal with the challenge of reusing, transforming, and regenerating the existing urban fabrics of China’s megacities in order to achieve a more sustainable model of urbanisation. The programme suits students from a range of different backgrounds and it is not limited to those who have undertaken an urban planning undergraduate degree. One of the aims of the programme is to offer a multidisciplinary perspective on the issue of urban regeneration. Staff teaching on the programme offer varying expertise from a range of disciplines including urban planning and design, project management, policy design, and geography. In addition, staff offer a variety of international perspectives including those anchored in Western European, East Asian, and North American theoretical debates. 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. Unique selling points The regeneration of existing urban areas will lead China's urbanisation process in the years to come. The MSc Urban Planning programme is particularly designed to help future planners comprehensively tackle urban regeneration problems in diverse contexts. The city of Suzhou, which blends history and modernity,... [-]

Master

Master of Architectural Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Suzhou

China is an architectural and urban laboratory and XJTLU’s Department of Architecture’s two-year March (Des) Masters programme engages with this risk-taking, forward-looking and challenging agenda. [+]

Overview The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme attracts international students preparing for a career related to China, as well as domestic students preparing for both national and international careers. The programme focuses on architectural design studio as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation of either professional practice or PhD-level studies. This programme is made to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for RIBA part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom. The programme offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Unique selling points As China experiences unprecedented transformations as well as increasing professional, industrial and academic collaboration with international partners, this programme educates coming generations of architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable and to define ongoing and future transformations in the built environment domestically and internationally. Emphasising and engaging with the Chinese context... [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Overview Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous. The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. 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 You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing design research • Methods... [-]

MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides thorough education and training to understand different aspects of the current material chemistry. The programme aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English. [+]

Overview The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides students with the education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool. The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places strong emphasis on the development of project management and professional skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation. A customised learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool. Unique selling points • Taught by international staff who are experts in various fields of chemistry • Excellent preparation for the study of PhD programmes both at universities abroad or in China • Offers strong links to local and international industries • XJTLU is located close to the many biotechnology companies in nearby BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal for internships • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate, you will: • Develop key, career-enhancing personal and employable skills such as... [-]

MRes Computer Science

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

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. [+]

Overview The MRes Computer Science programme is designed to develop your understanding of the research process. 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. This programme provides you with an MRes that allows you to focus on your desired specialism, whilst our international staff provide all necessary support. 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. Modules 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. Core modules: • Research methods • Project management • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Cloud computing • Data mining and Big Data analytics • Interactive systems • Object-oriented programming. Additional learning activity modules Careers 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... [-]

MRes Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MRes in Management programme develops a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in the field of business and management. [+]

Overview The MRes Management programme helps you develop a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in the field of business and management. It will equip you with an understanding of what constitutes quality research, and acquaint you with the research processes involved from the point of inception to project completion. You will be registered as an off-site University of Liverpool postgraduate research student, while studying at XJTLU in China. The overall goal of the programme is to develop fully trained and competent management researchers who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their subject area. Unique selling points • This programme is both a stand-alone masters programme as well as a prerequisite to those who wish to earn a PhD degree in management, economics or financial economics • 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 Management programme will equip you to: • review systematically, and evaluate critically, research paradigms, and demonstrate how they inform research projects • analyse business and management processes and their environment using a multitude of conceptual approaches • understand how the examination of different aspects in business and management research can be integrated • demonstrate comprehensive understanding and critical reflection of literature in the field of study • demonstrate self-direction and originality in the design of quality research projects in a range of... [-]

MRes Molecular Bioscience

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities. [+]

Overview The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features and state-of-the-art research facilities. The programme covers biotechnology-related topics such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and drug discovery, as well as post-genomic biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioimaging), and bioinformatics, such as acquisition and statistical analysis of large-scale biodata. It also places a major emphasis on providing project management skills. After these taught modules, the programme focuses on an in-depth research project and specialised dissertation. Customised individual learning plans are designed for students, in keeping with their backgrounds and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. The Department of Biological Sciences at XJTLU has internationally respected investigators in this field of research with excellent teaching and laboratory infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to carry out world-class research in a dynamic, transnational environment. Unique selling points • Taught by international academic staff who are experts in molecular bioscience • Programme only takes 18 months – much shorter than masters degree programmes in most Chinese universities • Excellent preparation for PhD programmes in high-quality Western and Chinese universities • Relevant to careers in a wide range of bio-industries including biotechnology, bioengineering, bioagriculture, biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical companies • XJTLU is located near many biotechnology companies in BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal... [-]

Contact

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