Research course

Interaction Centre

UCL - University College London · Interaction Centre

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or a taught Master’s degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a subject relevant to human-computer interaction. Such subjects include Psychology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering Design, or other cognitive or applied sciences. Applicants with other qualifications and sufficient relevant experience and background knowledge may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Research specialties in UCLIC include the scientific investigation of people and technology, situated studies of interaction in the wild, interaction design, physical prototyping and affective computing. Various research techniques are used to explore how technology can be designed to improve the user's experience or efficiency, or to support creativity, behavioural change or making sense of information.

This programme is unique because it is a cross-faculty programme within UCL, enabling students to pursue interdisciplinary projects and work with researchers from different fields across UCL and other organisations. We also have strong links with industry, so graduates often extend their careers beyond academia, pursuing careers in industry or combining roles as leading academics and consultants. Students are strongly supported in developing a range of presenting and teaching skills, using creativity and innovation to present in new and interesting ways. There are many opportunities across UCL to practice such skills and give students confidence for their next steps.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Louise Gaynor
+44 (0)20 7679 0686