University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Human Computer Interaction

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 humancentred perspective. This course encompasses user experience and interaction design.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-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.

Course modules

Autumn term: Human-computer interaction (HCI); object-oriented programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take advanced software engineering); real-world cognition; 1 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; 1 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: Year 1: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take 2 modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation. Year 2: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take 2 modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by coursework, examinations, essays, programming projects, group projects, presentations and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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