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  MSc - User Experience Engineering


Goldsmiths, University of London    Department of Computing

Full time & Part time See Course MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Award winner
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Are you fascinated by the way people interact with technology? The MSc in User Experience Engineering is the perfect programme for you. This innovative course explores how technology impacts user experience and equips you with the skills to create user-friendly solutions. From hardware to media handling, you'll delve into every layer of technology to understand its influence on user satisfaction. With optional modules in advanced technologies and psychology, you can tailor your studies to your interests. The programme is ideal for graduates in computing, psychology, design or related fields, and even welcomes exceptional practitioners with commercial experience. Prepare for a rewarding career in user experience design, development, or engineering.

About the course

This innovative programme will explore how people experience the world around them, particularly when using technology. You'll learn how each layer of technology, from core hardware through to the way that media is handled, can affect user experience and gain the skills for transforming user requirements into appropriate technical solutions.

A user’s experience of technology depends on the design and engineering choices that influence their interactions. Emerging and future technologies will exceed the capabilities available today, so our experts will give you the research needed to exploit and market new possibilities for the benefit of users.

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in computing, psychology, design or related disciplines, and an interest in and capability for working in interdisciplinary contexts.

In exceptional circumstances, outstanding practitioners or individuals with strong commercial experience may be considered.

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Student Profiles

Gabriel

I studied Data Science at Goldsmiths from 2016 to 2017. Actually, I jumped into the MSc in Data Science from my PhD programme in Social Sciences. The reason for this switch was the increasing importance of data science in all walks of life and sectors. I have since been offered a job at a renowned, world-class university in London.

The programme has been an amazing learning process. I have learnt as much in one year as in ten years of social sciences. The leadership of this programme was amazing as well – probably the best supervision and mentorship throughout my higher education period. Additionally, the syllabus was created in such a way that any lay person will get the chance to learn Machine Learning, coding, Natural Language Processing and Big Data. It is indeed a valuable program, with so much mentorship alongside as well as many project opportunities.

One of the projects I have been involved in, with the Data Science laboratory the department owns, was in the health sector. Specifically, using Machine Learning in predicting the time of remission in psychotic patients. It was a valuable and meaningful experience that lead to other opportunities, such as working in the health sector as a research assistant in Data Science, at Imperial College.

Ankita

I knew about Goldsmiths as I was previously studying art and design related degree in London and Goldsmiths is renowned for its Fine Art course and alumni. My previous course was called Illustration and Visual Media which I completed from London College of Communication, UAL, and I specialised in experimental moving image. What made me select the course at Goldsmiths was its unique structure and simply the course itself is something I did not find at other UK universities, the options available for Scholarships to international students also played a major role in me deciding to apply to Goldsmiths. The atmosphere on the course is very lively and collaborative, I feel surrounded by people who are passionate about their field of interest and also at the same time extremely helpful and approachable. I am finding the course very intensely structured to maximise your skills in the span of one year which is unlike other art courses and I feel gives you more value for money.

I have lived in London for the past 5 years but nevertheless there are always so many interesting exhibitions and events going on in the capital that one is seldom bored. London (even Goldsmiths) is particularly good for a niche like computational arts as there are many talks and lectures on my topics of interest which are often not found in many cities. Once I graduate I plan to move my career forward as a creative technologist and artist, either in London or in India and form interesting collaborations to explore how technology can impact different cultures and spirituality.

Rubaida

I did my master’s in software engineering in Bangladesh. I always wanted to study in abroad so that I get to know about different cultures, regions, food, and people. I chose this program because of the course content. It is well organized and connected with real-life experiences. Moreover, recieveing the commonwealth shared scholarship helped me pursue my dream.

I have now been here for two months. The atmosphere of the university is very welcoming. The first thing that grabbed my attention was the university campus. It is large, lively and beautiful. The teaching quality is excellent. The teaching staffs are very friendly and expert in respective fields. They are always eager to help if required. Other staff are also helpful. The university offers a great range of facilities from education (well-equipped lab, rich library) to recreation (canteen, gym). There are several organizations connected to university, like the students union and CEN8 which offer students different types of activities. I am involved with some of these organizations which helped me to meet with people from diverse backgrounds. During my time at Goldsmiths, I expect to expand my professional network, do some quality research in my field, and enjoy my surroundings. London is an amazing city full of history. I feel fortunate to be here. It is one of the best decisions that I have made.

So-hyun

I worked in the Korean game industry for about 6 years. During the time, I always felt a desire of self-development, and the narrowness of the local market made me dream of studying abroad. One day in 2017, I happened to find the MA Independent Games and Playable Experience Design, which I am on now. It was fascinating, well structured and most of all, unique. I could not find any similar course in the UK.

I recieved offers from two other universities, but I chose Goldsmiths because the other courses didn't speak to me as much as this one – I had already fallen in love with it. An interview with my professor, Phoenix Perry, was also one of the key factors in choosing Goldsmiths. Her passion and research were admirable, and I really wanted to study under her.

I am now in the second month of my course, and quite sure I made good choice. Students are nice and creative, and teachers are enthusiastic. Modules and classes are fairly interesting and helpful. I want to be a stand-alone developer, and my course supports my dream so far. I feel fulfilled every week after classes and assignments, even though they make me exhausted.

Scholarships

10% fee discount to home students and the equivalent amount in pounds sterling to international students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% fee discount to home students and equivalent amount in pounds sterling to international students

Eligibility

The award is available to:

Home and international students (full-time and part-time) who received a first class undergraduate honours degree from a British higher education institution

You must be applying for a taught Masters programme (MRes and PGCE programmes are not included).

Read the full definitions for the eligibility criteria of the Goldsmiths Excellence Fee Waiver on our website.

Application Procedure

You do not need to apply for the Excellence Fee Waiver, Awardees must meet all other eligibility criteria at the point of enrolment or they will no longer be eligible for the award.

Please ensure you upload your final degree transcript or certificate as proof of your classification to your MyGoldsmiths account. The fee waiver will not be applied unless proof of your classification has been provided.

Awardees must meet all other eligibility criteria at point of enrolment or they will no longer be eligible for the award. The fee discount will then be applied automatically after full enrolment has been completed.

Please note: this award cannot be combined with the Goldsmiths Alumni Fee Waiver.


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10% fee discount to home alumni, and the equivalent amount in pounds sterling to international alumni.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% fee discount to home alumni, and the equivalent amount in pounds sterling to international alumni.

Eligibility

The award is available to the following Goldsmiths graduates:

- Home and international graduates (full-time and part-time)
- Study Abroad graduates
- Goldsmiths, University of London LaSalle graduates
- Goldsmiths, University of London Distance Learning programme graduates who have been awarded a BA in English, BSc in Computing and Information Systems, or a BSc in Creative Computing

You must be applying to start a taught Masters programme (MRes and PGCE programmes are not included).

Application Procedure

The fee discount will be applied automatically after full enrolment has been completed.

Please note: this award cannot be combined with the Goldsmiths Excellence Fee Waiver.


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