Taught course

Human Computer Interaction

Institution
University of Bath · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer science with mathematics, mathematical sciences or informatics.

We will also consider social sciences and psychology providing there is a computer and programming element.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Learn how to design, build and evaluate interactive systems. Discover the multi-disciplinary nature of human computer interaction and user experience design.

You will study the technical, social and psychological factors behind the development of the interactive computing technologies, devices and systems that are part of all our lives. You’ll develop an understanding of how human psychology, communication and social relations underpin design innovations and user experience. You will learn how to design, develop and evaluate interactive systems with the needs of users in mind.

During your studies you will have exposure to the latest ideas, developing the confidence to manage your own large and complex projects. You will be taught by academics from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in research, practice and graduate education. You’ll benefit from learning with one of the UK’s most successful Human Computer Interaction research groups.

A huge number of sectors, including entertainment, communications and media, healthcare, transport, resource delivery and emergency management, depend on interactive computing technologies, so graduates in the field are highly sought after.

Recent graduates from the department have gone on to work with companies such as BAE Systems, KPMG and the Web Usability Partnership. Graduates have also gone on to study and research at PhD level.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 385 115