Taught course

Human-Computer Interaction

University of Birmingham · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement to be considered for this course is an upper second class degree, however most students will have either a first class or a high upper second class degree. You should, typically, be in the top 15% of your year. Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test.

Months of entry


Course content

The discipline of Human Computer Interaction is about many things: It is about the interface that a system provides (and is, therefore, the most important and most complex component of most systems) but it is also about so much more. We need to understand the people that use the systems and their abilities and constraints. We need to understand how to build systems that really work and also how to evaluate them. We also need to be able to think creatively in order to build innovative solutions to new problems and emerging applications and domains - to be able to solve the problems of tomorrow’s world rather than just those of today.
This course covers the underpinning theories, methodologies and practices of HCI. It includes specialist modules in application domains. Through course and project work your degree is intimately integrated into the research of the University’s HCI centre.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005