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Child-Computer Interaction MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Learning Resources / Educational Technology Learning Theory

Course type

Research

Course Summary

MRes Child Computer Interaction is a new and growing branch of Human Computer Interaction, and is the key area of expertise for the ChiCI research group at UCLan. Our expertise spans world-class research, commercial activity and knowledge-transfer. As the market for children's interactive technology grows there is an increasing need for specialists who can research, design and evaluate interactive technology for children. This postgraduate course is the first specialist research-based academic course offered in Child Computer Interaction. We aim to provide a challenging and stimulating environment in which students can develop specialist skills by working closely with the ChiCI research group. It is anticipated that students from this course will either continue to PhD study or go into employment as CCI specialists.

The School of Physical Sciences and Computing provides an 'electronic learning' environment to facilitate flexible learning. This environment combines traditional face-to-face lecture/tutorial and practical sessions with additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches. Assessment methods will include individual and group assignments, presentation and seminars.

The goal of the course is to guide you, depending on your interests, to either go out into Industry or to 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. We also aim to give you a thorough grounding in the research area so you are ready to start a PhD. We also aim to give you a thorough grounding in the Child Computing Interaction research area so you are ready to start a PhD. After completing the MRes there will be opportunities for students to continue to MPhil or PhD study.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

CO4734 Child Computer Interaction (Semester 2)
CO4732 Advanced Topics in HCI (Semester 1)
CO4824 MRes Project (Semesters 2 and 3)
CO4754 Interaction Design and Evaluation (Semester 1)
CO4820 Critical Analysis (Semester 1)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are a recognised British Honours degree (or its equivalent) in a relevant subject (computing, technology or technical design), with a 1 or 2.1 (or equivalent). Students with non-standard qualifications or who have work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. All applicants will be interviewed.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world, while 16...more