University of Tampere

Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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 to interact with a wide variety of technological devices. The MSc. in Human-Technology Interaction is offered by  University of Tampere.

About

Why Human-Technology Interaction at University of Tampere?

We offer a scope of studies that is rare even in international scale. The range of course units starts from the basics of human information processing in the context of information technology and extends to hands-on studies on how to implement interaction solutions using modalities such as speech, gaze, haptics and gestures. This master programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT).

Study objectives

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Human-Technology Interaction you will both:

  • know the theoretical foundations of human-technology interaction, and
  • have the necessary skills to apply this knowledge to practical work on the area.
  • have a thorough command of some aspect of computer sciences
  • be familiar with scientific thinking and capable of applying scientific working methods in your own area 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 your own work

Career opportunities

Many work opportunities are available for graduates of this programme. Some of the possible future careers include working as

  • an interface developer who has the skills to implement advanced solutions that broaden the capabilities of current devices and interfaces,
  • as an interaction designer who studies people in their natural environments and creates technology designs, or
  • as a usability and user experience specialist who makes sure that the technology designs are easy to use and fit human purposes.

Programme Structure

Content
  • Advanced level course units; e.g. Multimodal interaction, Haptic user interfaces, Information visualization, and Psychology of pervasive computing
  • Master's thesis 
  • Other studies freely chosen by the student

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Student selection is made on the basis of application documents; there is no entrance exam.

You will be assessed on the following merits:

  • academic quality and the success and relevance of your overall study record in the completed Bachelor's degree and other studies, judged primarily from the degree certificate and transcript of records
  • motivation to study in this programme specifically, and justification of the application in relation to prior studies and future career plans, judged from the letter of motivation and the CV
  • English language skills for academic purposes, judged from the documentation provided.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

The University of Tampere offers a substantial number of scholarships for the most talented fee-paying students. The scholarship 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 excellence scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees and include a 7,000 €  annual scholarship to cover the your living expenses during the two-year Master’s degree programme.

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