Taught course

Human Computer Interaction

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a computer science, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or art and design subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides theoretical grounding, practical knowledge, and hands on experience of key skills and competences needed to shape computing systems for the 21st century.

As computing becomes ever more pervasive and reaches out into everyday life, academia and industry recognise that successful systems development increasingly relies on our ability to place people at the centre of the digital revolution.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a distinctive branch of computer science dedicated to understanding the relationship between people and computers, and to enabling systems designers and software engineers to develop computing applications that better respond to the needs of customers, clients and end-users. Related terms include human-centred design, interactive systems design, user experience design, user interface design, and usability engineering.

HCI is a key area of computing, promoted globally by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and nationally by the British Computer Society (BCS). The course addresses core areas of the ACM SIGCHI Curricula for Human-Computer Interaction and is intended for students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and experiences, including Computer Science, Engineering, Natural Science, Social Science, and Art and Design.

Whatever your background, whether you are a software engineer seeking to further develop professional skill and competence or someone with little or no experience of systems design, if you believe that people should be at the heart of computing and are interested in shaping our digital future to meet human need, then this is the course for you.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Computer Science web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Communications Administrator
Email
enquiries@cs.nott.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 846 6550