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Human Computer Interaction MSc

University of St Andrews
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
05 September 2022
Application deadline: 11 August 2022
Virtual open day
10/6/2021
Virtual open day
10/20/2021

Program description

Human Computer Interaction MSc

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 program 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.

A part time version of this program is also available.

Admission requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.

English language proficiency

For direct entry to a Masters in Computer Science, you will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory

  • Students must take the following compulsory modules:
  • Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods
  • Object-Oriented Modelling, Design and Programming
  • User-Centred Interaction Design

and one or both of:

  • Information Visualisation
  • Interactive Software and Hardware

Optional

  • Artificial Intelligence Practice
  • Artificial Intelligence Principles
  • Critical Systems Engineering
  • Data-Intensive Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods
  • Information Visualisation
  • Interactive Software and Hardware
  • Knowledge Discovery and Datamining
  • Language and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Masters Programming Projects
  • Principles of Computer Communication Systems
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Software Engineering Principles
  • User-Centred Interaction Design

Additional optional modules

  • Students may take up to two of the following:
  • Advanced Communication Networks and Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Security
  • Concurrency and Multi-Core Architectures
  • Constraint Programming
  • Distributed Systems
  • Logic and Software Verification
  • Programming Language Design and Implementation
  • Signal Processing and Perception for Digital Media
  • Video Games

Students may take up to two of the following:

  • Database Management Systems
  • Green Information Technology
  • Information Security Management
  • Information Technology Projects
  • Web Technologies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching methods include

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical classes

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Continuing studies

Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews. The School of Computer Science is highly rated for its theoretical and practical research in areas such as AI, symbolic computation, networking, computer communication systems, human computer interaction, and systems engineering, and offers research opportunities leading to a PhD in Computer Science.

Career opportunities

The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) MSc modules have been developed by expert researchers who regularly publish in leading international conferences (for example, ACM CHI, UIST, InfoVis and MobileHCI). As a result, students who complete this MSc will be at the forefront of HCI and information visualisation and have access to a range of roles in industry such as UX designers, visual analysts, interaction designers and interaction architects.

Alumni of Computer Science MSc programs have gone on to work in a variety of global, commercial, financial and research institutions, including:

  • Amadeus
  • Amazon
  • Atlas
  • Avaloq
  • Barclays Capital
  • BP
  • BT Openreach
  • Capricorn Ventis
  • FactSet
  • Hailo
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Microsoft
  • OpenBet
  • Rockstar
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Sky
  • Skyscanner
  • Symantec

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