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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Child Computer Interaction is a new and growing branch of Human Computer Interaction. There is an increasing need for specialists who can research, design and evaluate interactive technology for children. This research-based course enables you to explore this fascinating field.

Child Computer Interaction is the key area of research expertise for the University’s internationally-known Child Computer Interaction Group (ChiCI), On this course you’ll develop specialist skills by working closely with this research group.

To give you just a few examples of the kinds of research you’re likely to be engaged in, ChiCI have recently investigated the integration of digital technologies into museum visits; the use of multi-touch surfaces in classrooms as programmable learning platforms; and the use of text input and digital ink in the context of improving children’s writing. The group have also hosted international conferences.

This course offers the ideal preparation for a research-focused career in an exciting and rapidly-advancing field. Most students on this course will likely advance onto PhD study or progress into employment as Child Computer Interaction experts.

Why study with us

  • Opportunities to work directly with internationally-renowned researchers based in the University’s Child Computer Interaction Group.
  • This course offers the ideal preparation for a research-focused career in an exciting and rapidly-advancing field.

Future careers

The overall goal of this course is to guide you, depending on your interests, to either go out into industry or progress to an academic research career.

We aim to produce Child Computer Interaction practitioners who understand how to create excellent interaction designs for children in a range of different scenarios.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

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    98th out of 113 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    131 59%

    52nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    96th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    52

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