M.Sc. Human-Technology Interaction

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR12000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Tampere | Tampere, Finland
This Human-Technology Interaction programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces.
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Description

This Human-Technology Interaction programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces. The programme leads the students to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects.

Graduates' typical jobs include interaction or UX designer, usability specialist, researcher, user experience architect, and software developer.

Although the programme is available in essentially the same format at both universities it is recommended that those applicants mainly interested in interaction design, development of interactive software or research apply to UTA and those mainly interested in user experience apply to TUT. That way the majority of their course units will be organized by their home university.

Learning Outcomes

Students having completed the Master’s degree will

  • have a thorough command of some aspect of computer sciences
  • be familiar with scientific thinking and capable of applying scientific working methods in their own are of specialization
  • be motivated for lifelong learning
  • be capable of undertaking scientific postgraduate studies
  • be capable of applying the knowledge acquired and of functioning in internationalizing working life
  • be capable of communicating in scientific situations
  • be conversant with the ethical norms of the field and apply these in their own work

Students having completed the Master's Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction will

  • know product development methods in theory and practice well enough to work independently in research and product development,
  • know user interface design and software development methods well enough to work as a HTI specialist in product development.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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    General deadline, applies to everyone.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR 12000 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

Currently, there are no tuition fees for degree students to pay for their studies. However, all degree students studying in Bachelor's and Master's programmes pay the annual membership fee of the Student Union (116 Ä in the academic year 2016-2017).

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses included:
  • Principles of Usability, User Experience, and User Interfaces
  • Usability Evaluation Methods
  • Project Work or SISYA200 Innovation Project
  • Principles of Programming Graphical User Interfaces
  • High Level Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Programming Technique C++
  • Introduction to WWW Techniques
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Requirements

General eligibility:

Eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme is a person who

  • has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired Master programme or in a closely related subject, AND
  • has fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. For the requirements, please see the section on Language requirements below.

Programme specific requirements are as follows:

Eligible to apply to the Master's degree programme in Human-Technology Interaction is an applicant who has a completed suitable university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Interactive Technology (HCI), Computer Science, Design, Education, Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant field with studies in human-computer interaction.

Language requirements

The programme accepts the following tests as proof of a good command of English:

  • TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language; 90/Internet-based, 575/paper-based. Please note that scores from TOEFL ITP/institutional testing programme are not accepted.
  • IELTS (Academic), International English Language Testing System; 6.5 with no individual score below 5.5
  • PTE (Academic), Pearsonís Test of Academic English; 62

Please note that the language test score must be valid throughout the application period. This means that if the language test expires even one day before the application deadline, the applicant must take a new language test. Language test results are valid for two years.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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