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UCL (University College London): Human-Computer Interaction

InstitutionUCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Web https://www.ucl.ac.uk
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Summary

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is concerned with the design and use of computer and mobile technology, focusing on the interfaces between people and systems. This interdisciplinary programme sits at the intersection of engineering, behavioural sciences, and design. It combines academic rigour with practical and professional skills highly valued by employers.

Students develop an understanding of the relevance and application of human physical, cognitive, social, and affective knowledge to the design of interactive systems. They learn to analyse and test user performance, preferences and experience in relation to human-centred interactive systems. Students will be able to characterise and apply a range of human-computer interaction and user-centred design styles.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two compulsory 30-credit core modules, four 15-credit optional modules and a 60-credit research project.

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months or flexible up to three years is offered) consisting of two compulsory 30-credit core modules and four 15-credit optional modules.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), full-time three months or flexible up to two years is offered. This consists of one 30-credit core module and 30 credits of optional modules.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Human-Computer Interaction. Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Human-Computer Interaction. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Human-Computer Interaction.

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