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Human Technology Interaction MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Human Technology Interaction MSc, PGDip, PGCert

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Full time | University of Leicester | 12 months | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Technology Behavioural Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

Are you fascinated by the ethical, health and well-being implications of the rapid advancement of technology in the modern era? This postgraduate degree sets the focus on the overarching theme of well-being/positive computing. This very topical field is rapidly growing in importance with the increasing demands on highly usable self-learning and self-care IT, which aligns with the notion of subjective wellbeing (SWB) driven design approaches.

This course offers a combination of HTI specific modules and other specialisms within the School of Informatics including algorithms, software engineering modelling, machine learning and data mining. The range of possible combinations lets you create and develop more versatile systems, enhancing your employability in the ICT sector.

Teaching and learning

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Practical work will include hands-on work in designing, building and evaluating smart devices. Assessment is a mix of coursework - computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects - and exams.

Careers and employability

This degree should prove useful in applying for jobs in the ICT industry as well as companies, charity organisations, NGOs and research institutes which are involved in the design and development of software-intensive systems/products/services.

HTI knowledge and skills, especially in usability and user experience (UX), are increasingly in demand within industry and research. The theoretical and practical work in designing, implementing and evaluating interactive technologies covered in this course will equip you with a broad spectrum of technical competences to meet diverse requirements of ICT jobs.


The Individual Project is carried out under the supervision of a member of the academic staff that you are invited to contact as early as possible to supervise your work. You may wish to complement the foundational material of the first two terms with practical, applied work during the project. It is possible to involve informal collaboration with other organisations, subject to previous approval of the project supervisor. The individual project will lead to submission of a dissertation where the original elements of your research are described. Projects can involve a number of activities that range from substantial programming to purely theoretical research. In any case, projects must be at postgraduate level; they are expected to contain some element of original work and cannot simply be a review of literature.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have (or be studying and expect to gain) at least a good second class honours BSc degree (or very good, if you want to apply for the 'with industry' variant) or a qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis. Alternative qualifications may be considered, especially if you have relevant work experience.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more