A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree. Applicants should have an interest in computing systems from a human perspective and should have an undergraduate background in computing, or psychology, or a degree with substantial computing or social science content. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
Months of entry
This course explores how to apply techniques from cognitive science, psychology and software engineering to the design, implementation and evaluation of computing systems from a human-centred perspective. This MSc encompasses user experience and interaction design.
You are assessed by coursework, examinations, essays, programming projects, group projects, presentations and a 12,000-word dissertation.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2015 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.Full-time courses
Autumn term: Human-Computer Interaction • Object-Oriented Programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering) • Real-World Cognition. You also choose one option from Applied Natural Language Processing • E-Business and E-Commerce Systems.
Spring term: HCI Advanced Topics • Psychological Methods for System Evaluation • Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments. You also choose one option from Generative Creativity • Multimedia Design and Applications • Pervasive Computing.
Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, a project in which you either design and evaluate a human-centred computer system or investigate an aspect of interactivity.Part-time courses
The part-time structure for each course is as follows:
Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.
Year 2: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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