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Join our multidisciplinary Masters course at Northumbria University and understand how Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), and Interaction Design (IxD) can improve products, services and organisational effectiveness. 

As the ubiquity of interactive digital devices and services expands, the need to analyse how people use technology and understand user behaviour increases. The way in which we interact with technology in real-world – and often social - settings is complex however, and requires a deep cross-disciplinary understanding which necessarily draws on ideas, concepts and techniques not only from computer science but from psychology, design and the social sciences.

Our HCI masters welcomes students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Whether you have any experience of software development, or not, this course will provide the skills needed to analyse behaviours and gain a better understanding of user experiences. You will become equipped to advise on technological based solutions that will improve the way people use and interact with technology and be able to recommend ways to improve products and services across a range of applied areas.

 

**SUBJECT TO VALIDATION**

Join our multidisciplinary Masters course at Northumbria University and understand how Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), and Interaction Design (IxD) can improve products, services and organisational effectiveness. 

As the ubiquity of interactive digital devices and services expands, the need to analyse how people use technology and understand user behaviour increases. The way in which we interact with technology in real-world – and often social - settings is complex however, and requires a deep cross-disciplinary understanding which necessarily draws on ideas, concepts and techniques not only from computer science but from psychology, design and the social sciences.

Our HCI masters welcomes students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Whether you have any experience of software development, or not, this course will provide the skills needed to analyse behaviours and gain a better understanding of user experiences. You will become equipped to advise on technological based solutions that will improve the way people use and interact with technology and be able to recommend ways to improve products and services across a range of applied areas.

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 Year Full-Time

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

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During the course, you will study subjects that span multidisciplinary areas from psychology, computing, social science and design.

You will be provided with a range of practical design and research skills to be able to implement what you have learnt in professional work settings.  You will study areas such as user-centred design, user experience testing, societal impacts of interactive technology, cognition and interfaces, persuasive technologies, social computing and interactive AI. Our modules and teaching content on this programme have been designed in collaboration with our industry partners and advisors to ensure concrete alignment with real-world need.

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Northumbria University has one of the largest and most important cross-disciplinary communities of HCI researchers and academics in the UK.

Our teaching staff include internationally renowned, experienced researchers and creative thinkers whose specialisms have informed the development of this course, helping ensure that our modules are right up-to-date. Their specialisms include HCI for behaviour change, well-being and healthcare; designing for children, older and younger people; games and gamification; social computing and social media; participatory and user-centred design; digital civics and technologies for political debate and democracy; virtual and augmented reality; user centred trust and privacy and conversational agents and interactive AI.

 

Book an Open Day / Experience Human Computer Interaction

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Human Computer Interaction at Northumbria. Speak to staff from the course and discover your funding options.

Northumbria University uses a range of technologies to enhance your learning, with tools including web-based self-guided exercises, online tests with feedback, videos and tutorials.

 These tools support and extend the material that is delivered during lectures, and are available anywhere anytime. Group work and peer interaction feature prominently in our learning and teaching, this reflects the practices you are likely to encounter within the working environment. You will have 24/7 term-time access to Northumbria’s library, which has over half a million print books as well as half a million electronic books available online. 

The University has advanced search software and database tools, including NORA Power Search that allows you to use a single search box to get fast results from across a wide and reliable range of academic resources. Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities including our new Computer and Information Sciences building, this gives you access to dedicated IT systems and is available evenings and weekends.

 

Facilities

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Through the dissertation module, you will undertake a major individual project.

This provides a platform to conduct a substantial piece of research and development into a topic at the forefront of the Human Computer Interaction discipline, supervised by one of our research active academic members of staff. This will include the need to utilise appropriate research techniques, critical evaluation and synthesis.

 

Research / Department of Computing and Information Sciences

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This course aims to develop a new generation of (UX) User Experience professionals, designers, researchers and consultants.

Graduates can expect to go into the fields of user interface design, interactive software evaluation and testing, user experience consultancy. We would also expect graduates to be equipped to pursue PhD studies in HCI or related areas.

Book and Open Day / Experience Human Computer Interaction

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Human Computer Interaction at Northumbria. Speak to staff from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,170

Full EU Fee: £7,170

Full International Fee: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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