Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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 MS Human-Technology Interaction programme from University of Tampere leads you to scientific thinking and writing.

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.

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

Courses include:

  • Advanced level course units
  •  Master's thesis 
  •  Other studies 
(incl. general studies, complementing studies and Optional studies)This programme includes an orientation in Game Design and Research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

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

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. 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.

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