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Human Computer Interaction

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
24120 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Human Computer Interaction is probably the single most important area for the success of a computer system and also provides great opportunities for innovation and creativity. In the Human Computer Interaction programme offered at the University of Birmingham you will cover the underpinning theories, methodologies and practice of the discipline.

Overview

You will also have the opportunity to broaden your studies through optional modules in areas such as Robotics, Nature Inspired Computing or Security. The course builds upon the world class research of the HCI Centre through project work and is designed to prepare you for a career in research or in industry or commerce.

The discipline of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Birmingham is about many things: It is about the interface that a system provides (and, therefore, is the most important and most complex component of most systems) but it is also about so much more. 

We need to understand the people that use the systems and their abilities and constraints. We need to understand how to build systems that really work and also how to evaluate them. We also need to be able to think creatively in order to build innovative solutions to new problems and emerging applications and domains - to be able to solve the problems of tomorrow's world rather than just those of today.

This course covers the underpinning theories, methodologies and practices of HCI. It includes specialist modules in application domains.

Careers

The application of HCI is relevant to a number of industries including health care, games and entertainment and mobile communication. Graduates will have the skills to undertake a wide range of roles, such as user experience, user research, interactive design or information architecture. In addition, graduates of this programme are well prepared to continue their studies through research for a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evaluation Methods and Statistics
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (Extended)
  • Research Skills
  • Research Topics in HCI
  • Mini-project
  • Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree in computer science or computer engineering, however other disciplines such as psychology or design are also considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24120 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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