M.Sc. On Campus

Human Computer Interaction and User Experience

24 months
6542 EUR/year
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The strong focus on both UX and the design of interactive systems makes Umea University's Human Computer Interaction and User Experience master’s program a perfect fit for anyone who wants to shape the future of our interactions and tailor our experiences with digital technologies.


Key facts

Current and relevant research within the field of Human Computer Interaction provides a solid scientific foundation for the program, including approaches to user-centered and concept-driven design, prototyping and user testing.

The courses within the program help students develop key competencies and skills relevant for both interaction and experience design.  Leveraging methods for user-centered design, design theory, and current research in UX, the program covers all aspects of the design process – from user studies and concept development, via mockups, sketches, scenarios and prototypes, to the design and development of digital systems, including testing and evaluation – within a comprehensive set of application areas such as working life, leisure activities, digital entertainment, and information management.

Umea University's Human Computer Interaction and User Experience program combines theory and practice as a way for students to develop their abilities to understand, analyze and design for human computer interaction and user experience. This way of working demands and develops a high degree of independence, initiative, and creativity among the students, something that serves them well in their future careers. With a clear structure and a solid core of courses in informatics combined with elective ones, the program offers the possibility for each student to tailor the master’s program in their own personal way. As such, the program prepares the students for both professional and academic careers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interaction Design and Emergent Technologies
  • Qualitative Research in Information Systems
  • Theoretical Approaches in Human-Computer Interaction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an Internationally recognized university. Specific entry requirements are: 90 ECTS in one of the following subjects; Informatics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Cognitive Science or equivalent studies.
  • Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English B/6.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6542 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6542 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee, first instalment: SEK 71,400

Living costs for Umeå

7125 - 11770 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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