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.
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.