Taught course

Human-Computer Interaction

Newcastle University · School of Computing

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications provided they have relevant experience.

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

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language Requirements. Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 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