M.Sc. Human-Computer Interaction Design

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP15000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

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    GBP9000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, England, United Kingdom
This course provides students with advanced knowledge, industry-valued skills and new design perspectives, empowering them to succeed in a User Experience (UX) career.

Description

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Who is it for?

This course is for people who share our ethos of wanting to design technology that meets user needs - interactive systems that are useful, easy-to-use and engaging. It is for people who get frustrated when they interact with unnecessarily complicated Websites, mobile apps or other interactive systems and think 'I want to be able to improve this.' It is for people that want to design technology based on an understanding of users' needs and to ensure that the products they and others design meet those needs. We welcome students who share this user-centred ethos.

Objectives

This course will equip you with the latest academic research, theories and techniques in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), usability and Interaction Design and encourages you to think about design in new ways - recognising that there are many 'right' ways to design interactive systems.

You will gain a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, along with the necessary skills and experience to create engaging user experiences. You will study modules that cover the entire user-centred design and evaluation process; from understanding user needs, to designing interactive systems that meet those needs, to evaluating the usability of those (and existing systems) through user research.

Teaching and learning
  • The course is available full-time over 12 months and part-time up to 28 months.
  • The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination and an independent research project.
  • Delivery of the modules is by a combination of lectures, online activities and interactive workshops and tutorials. All modules are supported by the University's online learning environment.
  • The assessment for the project module is in the form of a traditional dissertation reporting your work.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP15000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Part time tuition fees:
  • UK/EU: £4,500 per year
  • Overseas: £7,500 per year
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 28 months

Course Content

Courses included:
  • Interaction design
  • Creativity in design
  • Information architecture
  • Evaluating interactive systems
  • Cognition and technologies
  • Research, methods and professional issues

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, the equivalent from an international institution or an equivalent professional qualification.

Previous experience with computer technologies and academic and commercial experience is also considered. A practical background in computing technologies is desirable. It is not necessary for students to have had prior exposure to human-computer Interaction or user-centred design.

English Requirements:

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four test components)

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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