Taught course

Human-Computer Interaction

Newcastle University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. Account will be taken of any relevant practical or work experience. See How to Apply information online.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Human-Computer Interaction will give you the skills to create, design and develop engaging interactive digital technologies from apps to immersive environments.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a cross-disciplinary practice in the field of computing. It combines understanding people (drawing on social sciences and psychology) with the design of technology (using practices from art/design, computing and engineering).
You will be suitable for this course if you’re from technical and non-technical backgrounds, including:
  • computer science, design, and psychology graduates
  • former teachers, artists, and professionals from a range of backgrounds.
You’ll gain the professional and technical skills to work in careers such as:
  • User Experience (UX) Researcher / Designer / Consultant
  • Interaction Designer
  • Usability Engineer
  • Research (via a PhD).

Information for international students

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 2736