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Human Computer Interaction MSc

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Jubilee Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Human computer interaction specialises in understanding the relationship between people and digital technologies.

Global industries are developing user research and design to improve their products and services. There is an increasing demand for graduates in this innovative field. You will learn how to develop software and systems to better respond to the needs of customers, clients, and users.

This interdisciplinary masters is taught by academics from the School of Computer Science and the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. You will study core modules that cover topics including mixed reality and user experience (UX) design. Optional modules give you the flexibility to study specialist areas such as games software and virtual reality.

Individual project

All students will undertake an individual research project. This can be in collaboration with an industry partner or with one of our research groups: the Mixed Reality Laboratory and Human Factors lab.

Past project titles have included:

  • Research and Development of Location-Based Services for an Educational Environment
  • Personalising Hand Gesture Computing
  • The Effect of Virtual Audiences on Music Performance Anxiety
  • Developing an augmented reality head-up display interface for future in-vehicle navigation systems

Careers

There is an increasing need in industry for graduates with an understanding of the human element in systems design. This course provides you with skills and knowledge essential to design companies that appreciate the value of human-centred design. It provides a pathway to careers in interactive systems design, user experience design, user interface design, and usability engineering.

This course is also a great starting point for students who wish to study for a PhD in Human Computer Interaction and the associated area of Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). Beyond academia, PhD students in the Mixed Reality Laboratory have also taken up internships in world-leading industrial labs across Europe and America, including Xerox, Microsoft, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, where they have gone on to develop their careers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 25,000per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    173 72%

    16th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    26th

    23

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