Taught course

Human-Computer Interaction Design

City, University of London · Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree, the equivalent from an international institution or an equivalent professional qualification. Previous experience with computer technologies and academic and commercial experience is also considered. A practical background in computing technologies is desirable. It is not necessary for students to have had prior exposure to Human-Computer Interaction or user-centred design. Other Suitable Qualifications: INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Months of entry


Course content

City University London's MSc Human-Centred Systems will equip you with the latest research, theories and techniques in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), usability and interaction design. You will gain the knowledge, skills and experience to create an engaging User Experience by designing and evaluating interactive technologies, including Web, mobile and ubiquitous systems, based on user research. Our high-quality teaching is informed by leading-edge academic research, offering an intellectually stimulating course relevant to the current and future workplace. We offer a healthy balance of theories and practice, with a strong focus on real-world applications, supported by guest lectures from industry. You will benefit from the use of the City Interaction Lab, which is equipped with the latest technologies including eye-tracking equipment, interactive tabletops, mobile testing stations and more, and offers opportunities for you to work on real client projects. This elite course is led by the Centre for HCI Design, one of the largest HCI groups in the UK.

This course is offered as a 1-year full-time or a 2-year part-time MSc, A 6-month internship route is available as part of the course to gain valuable work experience, We will limit this course to a maximum of 40 students to ensure a staff-student ratio that can enable high-quality education, No prior exposure to the topics of human-computer interaction (HCI) or user-centred design (UCD) is necessary. A background in practical or academic computing is helpful but not strictly necessary. Programming experience is not required.

Information for international students

Applicants should have good professional English. For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 100 (internet based) is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time EU: £9,000, Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
International students
Full-time Non EU: £14,500, Part-time Non EU: £7,250 per year

Scholarships and bursaries
The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course: UK/EU applicants - Computer Science Scholarships of £2,000, City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount, International Student Scholarships of £2,000, Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
28 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7040 0248