This course explores how to apply techniques from cognitive science, psychology and software engineering to the design, implementation and evaluation of computing systems from a human-centred perspective. This MSc encompasses user experience and interaction design.
You are assessed by coursework, examinations, essays, programming projects, group projects, presentations and a 12,000-word dissertation.
Full-time course structure
Autumn term: Human-Computer Interaction • Object-Oriented Programming • Real-World Cognition (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering). You also choose one option from Applied Natural Language Processing • E-Business and E-Commerce Systems.
Spring term: HCI Advanced Topics • Psychological Methods for Systems Evaluation • Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments. You also take one option from modules such as Generative Creativity • Multimedia Design and Applications • Pervasive Computing.
Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, a project in which you either design and evaluate a human-centred computer system or investigate an aspect of interactivity.
Part-time course structure
Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.
Year 2: you take two modules in the autumn term. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2015)
25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.[[Type of award]] Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]] 50% off International Student tuition fee[[Timetable]] By 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received By 19 June: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship[[Further information]] Successful applicants Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% off International Student tuition fee
In order to be considered for a Chancellor's International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website.Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.Students who hold other University of Sussex scholarships will not be eligible for the Chancellors International Scholarship.
The closing date and time for applications to be received is 1st May 23:59:00 BST prior to the academic year commencing in September. Applications received after 1st May cannot be considered.
When completed, you should return the form by email, post or fax to:
The University is delighted to offer 100 Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex. Our awards include enhanced scholarships of £10,000 which are available for 2015 only and standard scholarships of £3,000. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to UK/EU and non-EU students and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study. Further details are as follows:[[Type of award]] Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]] Up to £10,000[[Timetable]] The application deadline is 1st August 2015.Scholarships will be allocated in a number of separate rounds during 2015 (February, April, June and August).The first allocation of awards will take place in February. Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds, in February, April, June and August, with successful applicants notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.[[Further information]] If you accept a Chancellor's Masters Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £10,000
• You must graduate with a first-class honours degree from any UK higher education institution • You must have paid annual tuition fees of £9,000 or more in each of the last three years of undergraduate study • You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters course by 1 August • You must accept and meet any conditions of your offer. The scholarship relates to most full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM. MRes) however some courses are excluded, details of which are on the website.
To be considered for a scholarship you should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015 via the University's postgraduate application system.To be considered for the scholarship (standard or enhanced), please complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. You are only required to submit one application, your eligibility for the standard or enhanced award will be assessed if you are made an offer of a scholarship.
The University is delighted to announce the launch of an unlimited number of enhanced scholarships of £10,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015. The scholarships are jointly funded by the government and the University, and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study.The enhanced scholarships are available for admission in 2015 only and are based on progression from an undergraduate course where students have paid the higher tuition fee, in operation since 2012/13. Additionally, the University has provided funding to make enhanced scholarships available to international students at Sussex.In line with our sector leading Masters scholarship offer in 2014 we will continue to offer an unlimited number of standard scholarships at £3,000 and £2,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015.Type of award Taught full-time MastersAward amount £3,000 fee waiver for First class degree, £2,000 fee waiver for 2:1 degreeFurther information If you accept a Sussex Graduate Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £10,000
• You must be a University of Sussex graduate progressing immediately onto an eligible full-time Masters degree in 2015 (see below); • You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters degree by 1 August 2015 and have accepted and met the conditions of your offer; and • You must meet the University's entrance requirementsThe scholarship relates to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM) excluding certain courses listed on our website.
You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015.If you are made an offer, you will be asked to indicate your interest in the Sussex Graduate Scholarship when you accept your offer online.
UK entrance requirements - A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree. Applicants should have an interest in computing systems from a human perspective and should have an undergraduate background in computing, or psychology, or a degree with substantial computing or social science content. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis. Overseas entrance requirements: View Website
Recipient: University of Sussex
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