MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University

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Last Updated on Fri, 15 Jan 2021

MSc Human-Computer Interaction Design MSc 🔗

About MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University

Degree Offered Master of Science (MSc)
Other Degrees Offered -
Duration 1 year (full-time), 2 year (part-time)
Location Northampton Square
Total Credits 150
Program Offered September 2021
Deadline -
Admission Type Rolling Decision
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Entry Requirements for MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University 🔗

TOEFL 100 (minimum of 21 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 22 in Speaking and 24 in Writing) (for non-native speakers)
IELTS 7.0 (minimum of 6.5 in all four components) (for non-native speakers)
Personal Statement
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Letter of Recommendation** -
Resume / CV
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Portfolio 💡 (optional)
Application Fee 0 (no-fee)

** Academic references are not required when you submit your application. However, the admissions tutor may request them at a later date to help make a decision on your application.

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Cost of attendence at MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University 🔗

UK £10,200 (FT) £5,100 (PT)
Overseas £20,400 (FT) £10,200 (PT)

What will you learn during MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University?

You will study seven core modules and one elective module that cover the entire user-centred design and evaluation process. Modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, online activities and interactive workshops and tutorials. These include sessions delivered by guest lecturers from industry.

If we have insufficient number of students interested in an elective module, this may not be offered. In rare cases, one or two elective modules may not run due to low interest or unanticipated changes in timetabling, including scheduling clashes, room and staff availability. If an elective module will not run, we will advise you at the beginning of every academic term or as soon as possible, and help you choose an alternative module.

Full-time students spend eight hours per week in lectures and four hours per week in seminars and tutorials. Part-time students spend half this time in classes.

Overall workload is around 36 hours per week for full-time and 18 hours per week for part-time students.

You will also undertake an independent Research Project, for which our module on Research Methods and Professional Issues will prepare you.

A series of optional, but recommended, practitioner tutorials supplement the taught modules. These include talks, workshops and field trips. Previous tutorials have featured HCI/UX practitioners from prestigious companies, such as Foolproof, Futureheads and eBay.

Core Modules

  • Interaction Design (15 credits)
  • Creativity in Design (15 credits)
  • Information Architecture (15 credits)
  • Evaluating Interactive Systems (15 credits)
  • Inclusive Design (15 credits)
  • Understanding User Interactions (15 credits)
  • Research Methods and Professional Issues (15 credits)

What’s special about MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University?

Academic facilities

You will benefit from the use of the City Interaction Lab - a combined commercial and research lab, where we have undertaken UX consultancy for prestigious companies including Virgin Atlantic. The lab is fitted with the latest technologies including: A usability testing suite, Mobile testing station, Eye-tracker, Interactive table-top, Brain interaction technology, 3D-printer and more.

The Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design City, University of London 🔗

The Centre for HCI Design is one of the longest serving Human-Computer Interaction groups in London and the UK, formed over 25 years ago. We take great pride in our outstanding research, teaching, and consultancy & business services. Our prime focus is the relationship between people and innovative technology with the aim of creating more useful and usable systems.

Faculty at MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University 🔗

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Research Areas for MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University

  • The study of individual and social issues arising from and surrounding the proliferation of information and communication technologies.
  • The development of design methods that enable us to engage with people and communities and explore new technological possibilities.
  • The prototyping of interactive systems that use existing and novel technologies in response to real-world needs.

and many more

Careers at MSc Human Computer Interaction Design - City University 🔗

96.1% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

This course enables you to make informed decisions on how to apply your knowledge in original and creative ways. As a result, this course empowers you to succeed in a variety of User Experience (UX) roles in leading digital agencies, business consultancies, IT companies and commercial/government organisations.

Find out more about the Graduate Outcomes survey 2019/20.

Roles include

  • UX Designer/Consultant
  • User Researcher
  • Information Architect
  • Accessibility Specialist.

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