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
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!
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Machine Learning: Basic Principles
- Computer Graphics
- Design of WWW services
- User Research
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Application period one: November 16 - February 3
- Application period two: 10 February - 12 April: Not recommended for applicants who require an EU study visa due to time constraints.
DisciplinesDesign Human Computer Interaction Software Engineering View 8 other Masters in Human Computer Interaction in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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
- 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.
International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA1500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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