Human - Computer Interaction, Master | Uppsala University | Uppsala, Sweden
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Human - Computer Interaction

24 months
11432 EUR/year
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The Master Programme in Human - Computer Interaction at Uppsala University will give you the theory and practice required to design well-functioning and innovative information technology interfaces, artefacts and services.


Whether you want to reinvent mobile phones, construct advanced tools for professionals, invent the next Facebook or empower people with disabilities, expertise in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is crucial.

In this Human - Computer Interaction programme at Uppsala University you will learn:

  • methods, tools, and principles for the design of IT interfaces, artefacts and services.
  • to study people when they use information technology, understand how they feel about it, and how they appropriate it for their own purposes.
  • theory, so that you are able to understand why some interfaces work and others don’t – and why the situation may be exactly the reverse in a different situation or with a different group of people.
  • to design in teams, together with people with varying backgrounds, skills, and goals. Most importantly, you will learn how to involve the very people who will be using your design, to reflect on the development of IT products and services from a psychological and sociological perspective.
  • to investigate and understand ethical and sustainability issues in IT design.


As an expert in the usability of IT systems you will have many job opportunities. You will be capable of working with all aspects of interaction design and usability, from analysis and requirements gathering to the design and implementation of interactive artefacts, user interfaces, and IT services. You will have expertise in a range of methods for evaluating systems under development as well as studying their use.

Programme Structure


  • The first course block is focussed on teaching the basic theories and practices of human-computer interaction (HCI). The block combines theory with best practice, and gives hands-on experience of what it means to design and develop in a team.
  • This course block is devoted to scientific methodology in HCI and goes deeper into usability and user experience, and the art of studying and evaluating interfaces.
  • This course block is devoted to interface design methods, processes, and tools.
  • This course block takes a broader view on interaction design, looking at embodied interaction, the interaction between humans and IT systems in complex situations, and organisational, ethical and sustainability issues in IT system design.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 30 credits in IT-related fields of study.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Students are selected based on: a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; a summary of previous thesis or other relevant work (1 page); and a statement of purpose.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11432 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22864 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60,000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 240,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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