M.Sc. On Campus

Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital

24 months
14000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The interdisciplinary Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) programme from EIT Digital Master School is unique in that it takes a user-centred design approach to learning. 


From our mobile phones to our watches, televisions, and even our cars – smart technology has become a staple in our everyday lives. And with the further development of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, our relationship with technology will only continue to increase.

But like any relationship, our relationships with technology requires clear communication – which is where Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) comes in.

By developing intuitive user interfaces and easy-to-use interactive systems, HCID facilitates how we ‘talk’ to our smart devices. With the Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) programme from EIT Digital Master School, you’ll have the skills – and confidence – you need to design the systems that define this interaction.

What you will gain

We use a combination of face-to-face workshops, group activities, and hands-on exercises to cover everything from HCID basics to the job-specific skills demanded by:

  • User experience (UX) and interaction designers
  • UX architects
  • Usability engineers
  • Interactive systems engineers
  • Human factor experts
  • Business development managers
  • Product managers
  • Consultants

To enhance the learning experience, the programme includes an opportunity to apply your new skills and knowledge towards creating new products and services based on exceptional usability. 

Unlock new career opportunities

Careers in HCID are simply exploding. You will leave this programme having the training and skills needed to unlock a range of career opportunities. Our HCID graduates can be found working in open innovation settings and leading technology companies. Some have even gone on to launch their own successful start-ups and consultancies.

Ready to join their ranks? Then enrol today and start driving the digital transformation with HCID!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning: Basic Principles
  • Computer Graphics
  • Design of WWW services
  • User Research 



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1st phase: until 3rd of February
    • 2nd phase: 9th Feb - 11th of April
    • 3rd phase: 19 April 2022 - 9 May 2022


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Our HCID Master’s programme is open to applicants with either a Bachelor of Science degree or who are in their final year of study in:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics

Applicants with a background in industrial design, media technology, computational linguistics, or cognitive sciences and who have sufficient skills in mathematics, software design, and programming, may also be considered. In some circumstances, relevant work experience may compensate for a lack of relevant degree. Such work experience should be justified in your letter of motivation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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


No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

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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Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)
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