Learn how to design, build and evaluate interactive systems. Discover the multi-disciplinary nature of human computer interaction and user experience design.

You will study the technical, social and psychological factors behind the development of the interactive computing technologies, devices and systems that are part of all our lives. You’ll develop an understanding of how human psychology, communication and social relations underpin design innovations and user experience. You will learn how to design, develop and evaluate interactive systems with the needs of users in mind.

During your studies you will have exposure to the latest ideas, developing the confidence to manage your own large and complex projects. You will be taught by academics from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in research, practice and graduate education. You’ll benefit from learning with one of the UK’s most successful Human Computer Interaction research groups.

A huge number of sectors, including entertainment, communications and media, healthcare, transport, resource delivery and emergency management, depend on interactive computing technologies, so graduates in the field are highly sought after.


Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

  • Software engineering
  • Safety critical systems
  • Plus optional units

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interactive communication design
  • Research project preparation
  • Plus optional units


  • Dissertation


Student Destinations

Recent graduates from the department have gone on to work with companies such as BAE Systems, KPMG and the Web Usability Partnership. Graduates have also gone on to study and research at PhD level.


Home/EU: £9,500 Placement fee: £1,900 Overseas: £21,100 Placement fee: £5,500

Entry Requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

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