University of Tampere

Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 12000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
A peek into the future from a front-row seat: in this Master's degree programme 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 you to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Be one of the people who design the future

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.

What will you learn?

After completing the programme, you will

  • know the theoretical foundations of human-technology interaction;
  • have the necessary skills to apply this knowledge to practical work in the field.
Career opportunities

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.

Doctoral study opportunities

This Master’s degree provides the required background if you wish to pursue doctoral studies in interactive technology or computer sciences, for example in the University of Tampere’s Doctoral programme in Interactive Technology which is free from tuition fees.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
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Academic Requirements

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.

General eligibility

To be eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme at UTA, an applicant must have

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

Programme specific requirements

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.

Language requirements

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:

  • TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language; 90/Internet-based, 575/paper-based. NB: 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), Pearson’s 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.

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.

  • A Bachelor's degree completed in English in a university or university of applied sciences in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States, excluding online degrees. The applicant needs to have stayed in the respective country when studying for the Bachelor's degree.
  • A Bachelor’s degree completed in a Finnish university in Finnish or Swedish. The compulsory foreign language course included in the degree must be completed in the English language.
  • Secondary education in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
  • Applicants who have taken their pre-university education (yläaste/lukio) in the Finnish language are not required to submit an international language test score. See the programme website for more information.

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EEA
  • Free National

A tuition fee of 12 000 e for non-EU/EEA nationals with a grant system for fee-paying students

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Funding

The University of Tampere Scholarships Programme

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.

  • The University of Tampere tuition fee scholarships cover either 100% or 50% of the tuition fees in a two-year Master’s degree programme.
  • The University of Tampere global student award for academic excellencescholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees and include a 7,000 € annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the two-year Master’s degree programme.

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.

Further information on scholarships and instructions on how to apply will be updated on this page before the application period begins.

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