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Child Computer Interaction MRes

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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Computer Appreciation / Introduction

Course type


Course Summary

Child Computer Interaction is a new and growing branch of Human Computer Interaction. There is an increasing need for specialists who can research, design and evaluate interactive technology for children. This research-based course enables you to explore this fascinating field.

Child Computer Interaction is the key area of research expertise for the University’s internationally-known Child Computer Interaction Group (ChiCI), On this course you’ll develop specialist skills by working closely with this research group.

To give you just a few examples of the kinds of research you’re likely to be engaged in, ChiCI have recently investigated the integration of digital technologies into museum visits; the use of multi-touch surfaces in classrooms as programmable learning platforms; and the use of text input and digital ink in the context of improving children’s writing. The group have also hosted international conferences.

This course offers the ideal preparation for a research-focused career in an exciting and rapidly-advancing field. Most students on this course will likely advance onto PhD study or progress into employment as Child Computer Interaction experts.

Why study with us

  • Opportunities to work directly with internationally-renowned researchers based in the University’s Child Computer Interaction Group.
  • This course offers the ideal preparation for a research-focused career in an exciting and rapidly-advancing field.

Future careers

The overall goal of this course is to guide you, depending on your interests, to either go out into industry or progress to an academic research career.

We aim to produce Child Computer Interaction practitioners who understand how to create excellent interaction designs for children in a range of different scenarios.


In this module you will examine modelling techniques for events and activities in system development. You will practically get involved with the use of a range modelling, and develop the skills to evaluate different methods of modelling techniques.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject such as computing or IT. Students with non-standard qualifications or who have work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more