This interdisciplinary programme in Human-Computer Interaction from University College London (UCL) sits at the intersection of engineering, behavioural sciences, and design. It combines academic rigour with practical and professional skills highly valued by employers.
Students develop an understanding of the relevance and application of human physical, cognitive, social, and affective knowledge to the design of interactive systems. They learn to analyse and test user performance, preferences and experience in relation to human-centred interactive systems. Students will be able to characterise and apply a range of human-computer interaction and user-centred design styles.
Teaching and learning
Our modules use a combination of lectures and practical activities. Activities are often structured around individual or group projects, such as the evaluation of a system or the creation of a prototype. Modules are assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework is varied and includes design portfolios, presentations, videos, reflective reports, and online peer learning tasks as well as more traditional academic essays.
We estimate that full-time students spend 35 - 42 hours per week on their studies. In Terms one and two, 12-16 hours per week are spent in lectures/seminars. The remainder of the time is independent study. Over the summer students can expect up to 12 hours of supervision for their project.
Our graduates are employed by technology multinationals, start-ups, government agencies, consultancies and in academia. They take up roles such as User Experience (UX) Researchers, Interaction Designers, Usability Specialists and Information Architects. Many progress to senior roles within a few years of graduation.
This degree is highly regarded by our colleagues in industry. Along with developing HCI research skills, the programme allows students to demonstrate skills in presenting, writing and collaboration that are valued by employers. We have a large network of alumni working in London and across the world. Many of them are involved with our industry speaker series and careers events, and they regularly send opportunities to our jobs mailing list for recent graduates.
- Interaction Science
- Interaction Design
- Accessibility and Assistive Technologies
- Affective Interaction
- Future Interfaces
- Human Factors for Digital Health
- Serious and Persuasive Games
- Physical Computing and Prototyping
- User-Centred Data Visualization
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences Web Technologies & Cloud Computing Artificial Intelligence View 707 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class degree in computer science, psychology or ergonomics or a minimum of an upper second-class degree in a computer science-, psychology-, or ergonomics-related field (e.g. interface design, business IT, product design).
- Account will be taken of any relevant practical or work experience.
International32100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £16,050
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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