24 months
4800 EUR/year
480 EUR/year
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The Human-Computer Interaction programme at Tallinn University has a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of people.

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Human-Computer Interaction curriculum brings together computing, interaction design and cognitive psychology. It offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and technical systems.

Why study with us?

This is your chance to become a well grounded Human-Computer Interaction specialist, able to act as a scholarly design researcher, a knowledgeable interaction designer, or a discerning user experience professional. It’s an opportunity to mould your future, our future, and study in the most E of all countries, Estonia.

Not only will you be able to systematically go from an idea, opportunity or challenge, to a technology-based solution, you will also be able to do it based on sound theoretical grounds. You will:

  • Combine computational thinking with design thinking
  • Integrate academic and practitioner perspectives

This Human-Computer Interaction programme at Tallinn University  starts with a sound and thorough introduction to the field of Human-Computer Interaction, moves on to a semester long integrated interaction design project and rounds up with topics such as:

  • Ambient and ubiquitous computing
  • Physiological and affective computing
  • Perception and attention
  • Cognition and emotion

Study support facilities

The main facilities are our Interaction Design and User Experience Labs. Here you can find all you need to bring your ideas to life and to further your knowledge in the field:

  • From raw materials such as paper and clay to sophisticated prototyping environments such as Balsamiq Mockups, Axure RP, Arduino and Phidgets
  • From raw media such as cardboard to computers, mobile devices, game consoles, virtual reality equipment and wearables
  • From simple audio and video recording equipment to a full set of Wi-Fi and RF-enabled NeuLog sensors (for recording electrodermal activity, electrocardiogram, pulse, temperature, etc.), an Emotiv headset, a static Mirametrix eye-tracker, a set of Tobii eye-tracking glasses, Empatica wristbands, Muse headbands and a couple of Nautilus wearable BCI systems, and of course, all the software to process it all (NVivo, Mathematica, E-Prime, etc.)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interaction Design Methods
  • Development of Interactive Systems
  • User Experience Evaluation
  • Interaction Design Project
  • Current Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Social Computing
  • Human-Centered Computing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Non-EU/EEA applicants (except applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan):15 March 
  • EU/EEA citizens and applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan:1 June


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English ProficiencyPlease see the complete overview of admission and application requirements for Master's level applicants.
  • Motivation to study in the specific field, including a vision of the possible ways of applying gained knowledge and experience in the future. 
  • Research interests within the scope of the HCI group´s current research activities that would help in eventually assigning a Master thesis supervisor.
  • Background and/or previous experience in computer science, design, behavioral or social sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    480 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallinn

598 - 948 EUR /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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