Taught course

Human Computer Interaction

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree plus evidence of previous programming experience, as the programme includes a compulsory module in object-oriented programming.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Human Computer Interaction provides students with the tools, knowledge and skills to become practitioners in the areas of user experience, usability, information visualisation, human factors in computing systems, and human computer interaction research.

The MSc in Human Computer Interaction is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Computer Science. Much of the core content is delivered by members of the St Andrews Human Computer Interaction (SACHI) research group.

The course consists of two semesters of taught components followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

Highlights

  • The MSc in Human Computer Interaction is a specialist course but retains some flexibility, allowing students to pursue other areas of computer science alongside the compulsory specialist modules.
  • The course develops students' practical skills in the process and practice of prototyping and implementing interactive computing systems.
  • Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation, leading to their dissertation which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
  • The School has a dedicated HCI laboratory with specialist equipment, including an 84-inch Microsoft Hub, a 3D printer, Google Soli sensors, and a diverse range of eye-tracking and motion-capture equipment.
  • Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£24,240

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
msc-admin-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3253