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MSc in Human Centred Systems

Centre for HCI Design, City University, London

City's MSc in Human-Centred Systems is entering
its second year, and is welcoming applications.

This year we are making  8 SCHOLARSHIPS available
to well-qualified home and overseas applicants.
Each scholarship is valued at 4,000, and is
intended to assist students to pay their course
fees. The scholarships will be awarded on a
competitive basis to the most promising

The Centre for HCI Design (CHCID)  is the largest
academic HCI research group in the London area,
with world-class expertise in web design and
accessibility, usability evaluation, user-centred
design, requirements and web services. It applies
this expertise to deliver a unique mix of 8
taught modules:

- Human-Computer Interaction Design;
- Requirements Engineering;
- Inclusive Design;
- Multimedia Design;
- Advanced Human-Computer Interaction;
- Evaluation of Systems;
- Systems Specification;
- Professional and Research Skills.

Students also undertake an individual research project in
the form of a thesis.

This year the MSc is available as a full-time
1-year course or part-time 2-year course with
pairs of modules taught on a single day to
minimise the time that students need to take off

Upon completing this course, graduates will have
excellent skills in designing and evaluating
software products and systems, with particular
strengths in interaction design, accessibility,
usability evaluation, requirements and the UML,
and designing and evaluating systems for people
with disabilities and the

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

The Centre for HCI Design currently boasts 6
academic staff and over  20 research staff. It
undertakes fundamental long-term research funded
by the EPSRC and EU, and more applied research in
collaboration with commercial and governmental
organisations and charities. Research areas
include: holistic system design methods,
usability evaluation, tools and methods to
support interactive system design, assistive
technologies and designing for diverse users,
culture and creativity in design, e-Learning,
requirements engineering for socio-technical
systems, business process modeling,
component-based system development.

Further details:

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