Human-Technology Interaction, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    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 Human-Technology Interaction programme is offered by the 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.

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.

For more information please visit the programme website.

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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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

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. 

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

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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.