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Human-Computer Interaction Design

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Computer Interface (Hci) Development

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides students with advanced knowledge, industry-valued skills and new design perspectives, empowering them to succeed in a User Experience (UX) career. This course is for people who share our ethos of wanting to design technology that meets user needs - interactive systems that are useful, easy-to-use and engaging. It is for people who get frustrated when they interact with unnecessarily complicated Websites, mobile apps or other interactive systems and think 'I want to be able to improve this.' It is for people that want to design technology based on an understanding of users' needs and to ensure that the products they and others design meet those needs.

This course will equip you with the latest academic research, theories and techniques in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), usability and Interaction Design and encourages you to think about design in new ways - recognizing that there are many 'right' ways to design interactive systems. Students will gain a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, along with the necessary skills and experience to create engaging user experiences. City alumna Emily shares her experience of studying the Human-Computer Interaction Design MSc at City University London and how undertaking this postgraduate course has helped her in her career. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Different course options

Full time | City, University of London | 16 months | SEP-18

Study mode

Full time


16 months

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This module you will: appreciate the importance of good usability and User Experience for the design of interactive systems; develop an understanding of important Interaction Design paradigms (e.g. User-Centred Design, Participatory Design, Contextual Design); apply HCI principles and guidelines to the design of a wide variety of interactive systems; carry out user research, conceptual and detailed design and evaluation as part of the user-centred design process; Engage with seminal and cutting edge HCI research.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in any subject, the equivalent from an international institution or three-plus years of UX-related industry experience.

University information

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