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Human-Computer Interaction Design MSc

Human-Computer Interaction Design MSc

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Full time | City, University of London | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Computer Interface (Hci) Development Artificial Intelligence (Ai)

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

This course will enable you to think about technology design in new ways, as well as giving you a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, so you can create engaging user experiences. As the industry expands there is an increasing need for specialists with a deep knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCID) and User Experience (UX).

Benefits of this course

The benefits of this course are many and varied. It will help you build a thorough understanding of the Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCID) and its application across a number of industry sectors.

Through learning about the entire user-centred design and evaluation process you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the users’ needs and are able to design interactive systems to meet those specific needs.

By the end of your course you will have strong relevant skills and knowledge to take into the workplace.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

Do you get annoyed when you interact with unnecessarily complicated websites or mobile apps and want to improve them? If so then this course is perfect.

You’ll learn about designing technology and creating interactive systems that meet user needs and that are easy-to-use, engaging and useful.

The course will help you to ensure that the technology and products you and others design meet the needs of the people using them.


As the HCID and UX industry expands and technology becomes a major part of our daily lives there’s a growing need for skilled professionals across sectors.

Digital agencies, business consultancies, charities, commercial, government and IT companies all need qualified staff to design user friendly interactive systems.

Roles you could apply for include:

UX designer/consultant
User researcher
Information architect
Accessibility specialist
Technical project manager
User interface developer
Technology evaluator.


This module you will: understand the importance, nature and roles of creativity in design projects; select and deploy different creativity techniques and methods in user-centred projects; master creativity processes, techniques and tools in design work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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; practical background in computing technologies is useful, but not essential; Previous experience in Human-Computer Interaction or User Experience Design is not necessary; Programming experience is not necessary.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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