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Computing and Future Interaction Technologies MRes

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Computing and Future Interaction Technologies programme fee information.

  • Last Updated

    01 July 2019

The Research Masters in Computing and Future Interaction Technologies encourages you to go beyond building new software and hardware, and analytically consider how technologies can be used and improved.

The Computing and Future Interaction Technologies programme is led by the Future Interaction Technology (FIT) Lab, based within the department of Computer Science. The mission of FIT Lab is to explore and apply advanced computer science in making interaction technologies dependable, enjoyable and effective. By interaction technologies, we mean mobile devices, the web and web 2.0, implants, smart televisions, microwaves, ticket machines, navigational aids and much more. We aim to address grand challenges such as healthcare safety, and widely accessible technology to help everyone live more effectively and sustainably.

The Computing and Future Interaction Technologies programme is suitable for continued academic research, but also provides the skills and experience necessary for practically converting research into practice across industry.

Computer Science at Swansea University is widely acknowledged as a leading UK department, with a raft of impressive rankings reflecting teaching and research excellence. The College is ranked:

  • 8th in the UK overall [Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019]
  • In the UK Top 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
  • 14th in the UK for research [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
  • UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Computer Science and Engineering at Swansea is world ranked 401-500 in the 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). We have the highest percentage of top-class researchers of any Computer Science department in Wales, and 70% of the research activity assessed is categorised as world-leading or internationally-excellent.

How you're supervised on the Computing and Future Interaction Technologies programme

Taught Component

You can choose from a range of modules that provide skills and development training in different areas. Current modules include:

  • Human Computer Interaction Project
  • Development (compulsory)
  • Interaction Technologies: Lab & Field Work (compulsory)
  • Interaction Technologies: Seminars & Readings (compulsory)
  • Research Methodology (compulsory)
  • Mobile Interaction Design
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Interaction Technologies: Information Retrieval
  • Interaction Technologies: Hardware & Devices

Research Component

You undertake a substantial individual research project on computing and future interaction technologies, worth 120 credits. Approximately eight months is spent preparing for and working on an extensive project, giving valuable experience in performing research-oriented projects. Independent research time is spent building a strong knowledge of research literature and contributing to the HCI community. Included in these 120 credits is a single Lab & Field Research Methods module.

Your work will be supported by inspiring computer science experts such as Professor Matt Jones, widely recognised as a leader in the empowerment of rural digital communities in the UK and across the developing world. 

Our brand new £32.5m Computational Foundry is likely to be central to your work. Sophisticated teaching and research equipment include a vision and biometric lab, a maker lab, a techHealth lab, a theory lab, a cyber security/networking lab, a user lab and visualisation suite

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Visit the Computing and Future Interaction Technologies MRes page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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