As technology plays an increasing role in our daily life, it is important to have professionals who have a deep understanding of how to develop the most user-friendly and engaging methods of interaction with a wide variety of technological devices.
After completing the programme, you will
Some possible future careers include working as an interface developer, who has the skills to implement advanced solutions that broaden the capabilities of devices and interfaces; as an interaction designer, who studies people in their natural environments and creates technology designs; and as a usability/user experience specialist, who ensures that the technology designs are easy to use and fit human purposes.
This Masters degree provides the required background if you wish to pursue doctoral studies in interactive technology or computer sciences, for example in the University of Tamperes Doctoral programme in Interactive Technology which is free from tuition fees.
Master of Science Degree (120 ECTS credits):
- Advanced studies in Human-Computer Interaction 40 ECTS
- Master's thesis 40 ECTS
- Other studies 40 ECTS including General studies, Complementing studies and Optional studies
For more information please visit our website https://www10.uta.fi/opas/tutkintoOhjelma.htm?rid=9257&uiLang=en&lang=en&lvv=2016.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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The eligibility criteria in the Master's degree programme in Human-Technology Interaction consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria which specify and add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible.
To be eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme at UTA, an applicant must have
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.
Applicants with an unfinished Bachelor's degree
The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed well before the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends an officially attested copy of the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the attested copy of the degree certificate has reached the University.
Applicants must submit evidence on a good command of English for academic purposes. There are two ways of indicating English language proficiency: language tests and previous studies.
1. Language tests
We accept the following tests as proof of a good command of English:
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.
We advise all 2017 applicants needing an international language test score to book for a test date well in advance, as test dates are filling up fast in the autumn and it may take several weeks for the test result to reach University Admissions Finland.
For information on how to submit a language test result, please see //www.uta.fi/admissions/language-requirements.
2. Previous studies
If you fulfil one of the criteria below, you are exempt from submitting a language test score. Please note that you may fit into several of the categories that exempt from the language test requirement. Please choose in the application form the one you feel is most appropriate.
Please note that in addition to assessing your previous studies in terms of eligibility, we assess them also to determine the level of your English skills based on the grades. If you feel your grades do not give the right impression of your English skills, we strongly recommend you to take a language test to indicate your proficiency.
For information on the documents you need to submit to indicate your language skills with previous studies, please see //www.uta.fi/admissions/application-documents.
A tuition fee of 12 000 e for non-EU/EEA nationals with a grant system for fee-paying students
The University of Tampere Scholarships Programme intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English will be implemented as of autumn 2017. A substantial number of scholarships will be available for the most talented fee-paying students. The scheme consists of two scholarship categories.
During the admissions process, the applicants have the possibility to indicate their wish to apply for the scholarships. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to the applicant together with information on admission.
The scholarship recipients’ progress in studies will be monitored each semester. In order to qualify for the scholarship in the second year, the student must earn at least 55 credits as detailed in the personal study plan.
The scholarships are applied for as part of the application process. Instructions on how to apply are available here: http://www.uta.fi/admissions/fees-and-scholarships
The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), a national agency, awards and administers scholarships for international students, postgraduate students (after Master-level), researchers (postgraduates after Master-level degree or postdoctorates), teachers and administrational staff of universities.
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