Research course

Computing and Future Interaction Technologies

Institution
Swansea University · College of Science
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related discipline. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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The MRes is taught by the Future Interaction Technology (FIT) Lab, within the Computer Science. The FIT Lab’s mission is to explore and apply Advanced Computer Science to make interaction technologies dependable, enjoyable and effective. Interaction technologies include mobile devices, the Web, Web 2.0, implants, home TVs, microwave cookers, ticket machines, navigational aids, etc. Further, we aim to work on grand challenges, like improving safety in healthcare, or developing technology to reach the millions and help us live more effective and sustainable lives.

Course Content:

Research Component

Our Research Masters programme in Future Interaction Technologies mainly concludes of a large individual research project worth 120 credits. Inclusive of this 120 credits is training and experience provided by our Lab & Field Research Methods module. You will spend around 8 months preparing for and working on this extensive project, which provides key experience in performing research-oriented projects. As the MRes has a research focus, you will spend more independent research time building a strong knowledge of research literature and striving to make a novel contribution to the HCI community.

Taught Component

In addition to the research project, you can choose from a range of modules that provide skills and development training in different areas.
Modules available currently include:

  • Human Computer Interaction Project
  • Development (compulsory)
  • Interaction Technologies: Lab & Field Work (compulsory)
  • Interaction Technologies: Seminars & Readings (compulsory)
  • Research Methodology (compulsory)
  • Mobile Interaction Design
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Interaction Technologies: Information Retrieval
  • Interaction Technologies: Hardware & Devices

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Computer Science
Email
compsci-admissions@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 602022