Human Computer Interaction MSc

University of Nottingham    School of Computer Science

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Computer Science (8)

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Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of Human Computer Interaction with our MSc programme. This innovative field explores the dynamic relationship between people and digital technologies, equipping you with the skills to enhance user experiences. Taught by experts from the School of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering, you'll delve into core modules covering mixed reality and user experience design. With optional modules in areas like games software and virtual reality, you can tailor your studies to your interests. A 60-credit individual project allows you to collaborate with industry partners or research groups. No programming experience required. Join us and shape the future of technology!

About the course

Human computer interaction specialises in understanding the relationship between people and digital technologies. 

Global industries are developing user research and design to improve their products and services. There is an increasing demand for graduates in this innovative field. You will learn how to develop software and systems to better respond to the needs of customers, clients and users.

This interdisciplinary masters is taught by academics from the School of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering. You will study core modules that cover topics including mixed reality and user experience (UX) design. Optional modules give you the flexibility to study specialist areas such as games software and virtual reality.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a computer science, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or art and design subject.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Nottingham


Applications close 1 June 2020 and a decision will be made by 1 July 2020.

Open to all UK, continental Europe and International applicants.

In order to continue receiving the scholarship as part of degrees lasting more than one year such as a standard undergraduate degree, you will need to:

- maintain engagement with the school and High Achievers Program
- achieve an average result of 85% for gold, 80% for silver or 75% bronze average from year to year, unless specified differently within the conditions of the specific scholarship awarded. Results must be achieved based on first sit exams

Value of Scholarship(s)

10-50% reduction in tuition fees, each year, up to three years


Home and EU undergraduate students have the option to receive these scholarships as a cash payment or a fee reduction.

You must hold an offer to study with us at the time of application to study any computer science course, this is transferable to anyone who chooses a different pathway providing it is still within computer science.

Application Procedure

In order to apply you will need to provide the following information:

- Your application or UCAS number

- Provide a 600 word summary describing why you wish to study a masters in computer science and how this scholarship will help you

- You should include any challenges which you have overcome during your studies. You may also wish to include any examples of where you have been involved with the wider community or helped drive positive change, especially using computer science

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