This MSc forms the second year of the dual Master's degree of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme offers an advanced ICT engineering education together with a business minor focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will spend their first year at one of the EIT's partner universities in Europe, and can elect to spend their second year at UCL.
The thematic core foundations together with modules on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be taught during the first year. In the second year at UCL, the programme focuses on the two thesis projects and on specialised taught modules. Students at UCL will choose either Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) or Digital Media Technology (DMT) as their major specialisation.
This two year dual masters degree has an overall credit value of 120 ECTS.
Students take modules to the value of 60 ECTS (150 Credits) in their second year at UCL, consisting of four taught modules (60 credits), a minor thesis (15 credits) and a master's thesis (75 credits).
- Core Modules Technical Major: Human-Computer Interaction and Design: Ergonomics for Design Affective Interaction Minor Thesis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master's Thesis
Technical Major: Digital Media Technology: Virtual Environments Advanced Modelling, Rendering and Animation Computational Photography and Capture Minor Thesis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master's Thesis
- Options Technical Major: Human-Computer Interaction and Design: Affective Computing and Human-robot Interaction Societechnical Systems: IT and the Future of Work Interfaces and Interactivity Qualitative Research Methods Virtual Environments
Technical Major: Digital Media Technology: Machine Vision Geometry of Images Image Processing Computational Modelling for Biomedical Imaging Acquisition and Processing of 3D Geometry Multimedia Systems Network and Application Programming Interaction Design Professional Practice
- Dissertation/report All MSc students undertake a minor thesis and a master's thesis, in collaboration with an external partner. For the master's thesis, students will spend at least two months in the external partner's environment.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, practical sessions, case studies, problem-based learning and project work. Assessment is through coursework assignments, unseen examinations and the two thesis projects.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships .
- Brown Family Bursary - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY Value: £15,000 (1 year) Eligibility: UK students Criteria: Based on both academic merit and financial need
- Computer Science Excellence Scholarships Value: £4,000 (1) Eligibility: UK, EU students Criteria:
Graduates of this programme will have the key skills in innovation and entrepreneurship necessary for the international market, together with a solid foundation in the technical topics that drive the modern technological economy.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The EIT Digital Master School is a European initiative designed to turn Europe into a global leader in ICT innovation, fostering a partnership between leading companies, research centres and technical universities in Europe.
The school offers two-year programmes where you can choose two universities in two different European institutes to build a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interest. We offer double degrees, which combine technical competence with a set of skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. While you get an excellent theoretical education, you also get the opportunity to work with leading European research institutes and leading business partners.
Student / staff ratios › 200 staff including 120 postdocs › 650 taught students › 175 research students
Application and next steps
- Applications Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply? This programme is suitable for students with a relevant degree who wish to develop key skills in innovation and entrepreneurship together with an advanced education in ICT engineering, for a future career or further study in this field.
The admission procedure for the EIT ICT Labs Master's programme is organised centrally from Sweden by the KTH Admissions Office. Please read the admission requirements and application instructions before sending your documents. For further details of how to apply please visit http://www.eitictlabs.masterschool.eu/programme/application-admission/application-instructions. Please note that applications after the deadline may be accepted. Late applications will be processed subject to time, availability and resources.