Human Computer Interaction (MSc)

University of St Andrews    School of Computer Science

Full time & Part time September MSc One year full time or two years part time Award winner
Computer Science (8)

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The MSc in Human Computer Interaction at the University of St Andrews is a one-year programme designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field. Delivered by the renowned St Andrews Human Computer Interaction research group, the course offers a blend of specialist modules and flexibility to explore other areas of computer science. Students will develop practical skills in prototyping and implementing interactive computing systems through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and practical classes. The programme culminates in a substantial project and dissertation. With excellent facilities, including a dedicated HCI laboratory, graduates will be well-prepared for careers in UX design, interaction architecture, and more. To be eligible, applicants should hold a good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.

About the course

The MSc in Human Computer Interaction is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Computer Science. Much of the core content is delivered by members of the St Andrews Human Computer Interaction (SACHI) research group.

The course consists of two semesters of taught components followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

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Entry Requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.

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Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is an extremely new field and has a very broad spectrum. The expertise and high quality teaching of the lecturing staff within HCI was astounding; they managed to cover so many topics with enough depth that allowed me to find my specialities and preferences. I am now very excited to use these skills in my career.”

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