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Human Computer Interaction (MSc)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Human Computer Interaction provides students with the tools, knowledge and skills to become practitioners in the areas of user experience, usability, information visualisation, human factors in computing systems, and human computer interaction research.

Highlights

  • The MSc in Human Computer Interaction is a specialist course but retains some flexibility, allowing students to pursue other areas of computer science alongside the compulsory specialist modules.
  • The course develops students' practical skills in the process and practice of prototyping and implementing interactive computing systems.
  • Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation, leading to their dissertation which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
  • The School has a dedicated HCI laboratory with specialist equipment, including an 84-inch Microsoft Hub, a 3D printer, Google Soli sensors, and a diverse range of eye-tracking and motion-capture equipment.
  • Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.

Careers

The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) MSc modules have been developed by expert researchers who regularly publish in leading international conferences (for example, ACM CHI, UIST, InfoVis and MobileHCI). As a result, students who complete this MSc will be at the forefront of HCI and information visualisation and have access to a range of roles in industry such as UX designers, visual analysts, interaction designers and interaction architects.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,240per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 113

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    223 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    28th

    25

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