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MSc in Human-Computer Interaction


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1 year full time; 2 years part time
UK entrance requirements - A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree. Applicants should have an interest in computing systems from a human perspective and should have an undergraduate background in computing, or psychology, or a degree with substantial computing or social science content. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis. Overseas entrance requirements - please see LINK
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Masters study type: Full time Masters study type: Part time

This course explores how to apply techniques from cognitive science, psychology and software engineering to the design, implementation and evaluation of computing systems from a human-centred perspective. This MSc encompasses user experience and interaction design.

Under a scheme between the University of Sussex and American Express, it is also possible to study for this MSc part time while working part time for American Express for two years.

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You are assessed by coursework, examinations, essays, programming projects, group projects, presentations and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Full-time course structure


Autumn term: Human-Computer Interaction • Object-Oriented Programming • Real-World Cognition (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering). You also choose one option from Applied Natural Language Processing • E-Business and E-Commerce Systems.

Spring term: HCI Advanced Topics • Psychological Methods for Systems Evaluation • Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments. You also take one option from modules such as Generative Creativity • Multimedia Design and Applications • Pervasive Computing.

Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, a project in which you either design and evaluate a human-centred computer system or investigate an aspect of interactivity.

Part-time course structure


Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.

Year 2: you take two modules in the autumn term. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

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** The University of Sussex is proud to offer a range of generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for postgraduate scholars. These prestigious awards are designed to attract the most talented students and recognise the difficult funding climate. For full details of our scholarships, conditions and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2015/taught/1572/31633#fees **


Visit the MSc in Human-Computer Interaction page on the University of Sussex web site for more details!


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