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.During the Human-Computer Interaction programme at Uppsala University you can expect to 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
The HCI programme in Uppsala is a collaboration between two departments: the Department of Informatics and Media and the Department of Information Technology. This presents unique opportunities to combine a sociological and psychological foundation for human-computer interaction with thorough knowledge of best practices in interaction design methodology, and a look ahead into the most recent developments in information technology.
To provide challenging and relevant projects throughout the programme, we cooperate with leading IT companies and organisations that help formulate course projects. Many courses are based on project work, where our industrial partners provide us with genuine and relevant projects.
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 StructureCourses include:
- First semester
- Second semester
- Third semester
- Fourth semester
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Human Computer Interaction View 13 other Masters in Human Computer Interaction in Sweden
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.
International11380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22760 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
- Application Fee: SEK 900
- Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000
- Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000
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.