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MSc in Human Centred Systems
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Centre for HCI Design, City University, London


The Centre for HCI Design at City University, London is advertising 
its MSc in Human Centred Systems.

The Centre for HCI Design is a specialist research centre at City 
University, with 5 academic staff who teach our MSc students, and 
over 20 research staff and students who provide support for this 
teaching. It resides in new office space constructed to meet the 
Centre's needs and includes bespoke space for student work, and a 
new, state-of-the-art 75m2 interaction lab supported by Vodafone that 
is available for use by all of our MSc students.

The Centre specialises in research in Human-Computer Interaction and Software
Engineering. We undertake fundamental long-term research, funded 
largely by the EPSRC and EU, alongside more applied research in 
collaboration with organisations including IDEO, the Disability 
Rights Commission and National Air Traffic Services. It researches 
holistic system design methods, usability evaluation, tools and 
methods for interactive system design, assistive technologies and 
designing for diverse users, culture and creativity in design, 
e-Learning, and requirements engineering for socio-technical systems.

Students taking this course will be equipped with theory and 
techniques from computer science, software engineering, cognitive 
science and psychology for the design, implementation and evaluation 
of computing systems that take the user into consideration.

Upon completing this course you will have excellent skills in 
designing and evaluating software computing systems. Skills will 
range from advanced human-computer interaction design skills, 
requirement analysis and design, skills in designing and conducting 
complex evaluations of new or existing software computing systems and 
unique expertise in designing and evaluating systems for people with 
disabilities and the elderly.

Course outline: a full-time, 1 year or 2 year part-time MSc 
consisting of a number of taught modules including courses on 
Human-Computer Interaction Design, Requirements Engineering, Systems 
Specification, Professional and Research Skills, Inclusive Design, 
Multimedia, Advanced Human-Computer Interaction, and Evaluation of 
Systems.  Every student will also undertake an individual research 
project in the form of a thesis. Internships with leading HCI 
organisations in London will also be made available.

Course requirements: The usual minimum entrance requirement is a good 
second class honours degree from a UK university in a numerate 
discipline, a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas 
institution or an equivalent professional qualification. For students 
whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 
score of 600 (250 computer-based version) is required.

Further details:

Please sent general enquiries to  [log in to unmask] or browse 
our website at:

http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/pgcourses/hcs/index.html
and
http://www-hcid.soi.city.ac.uk/mscinhcs.html


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  Professor Neil Maiden    	Tel: +44-20-7040-8412
  Head of Centre           	Fax: +44-20-7040-8859
  Centre for HCI Design    	E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
  City University           
	http://hcid.soi.city.ac.uk/people/Neilmaiden.html
  Northampton Square
  London EC1V OHB   
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