MSc in Human Centred Systems
Centre for HCI Design, City University, London
Available full-time and part-time
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City's MSc in Human-Centred Systems equips its graduates with
techniques and theories with which to design, implement and evaluate
interactive computing systems for the widest range of users. Graduates
will have excellent knowledge and skills for:
- Designing advanced human-computer interactions;
- Analyzing requirements for systems that involve people and computers;
- Designing and conducting complex evaluations of interactive
- Designing and evaluating systems for people with disabilities and
- Designing effective information visualizations;
- Linking user-centred design to mainstream development approaches,
e.g. the UML.
The course is offered as a full-time, 1 year or 2 year part-time MSc.
The course will be taught by academic staff in City's Centre for HCI
Design. Teaching and dissertation work will take place in its 75m2
Interaction Lab, which is sponsored by the UK Vodafone Foundation.
Students will have access to state-of-the-art evaluation tools for
screen capture, eye-tracking, data recording and analysis.
The course runs in conjunction with the MSc in Interactive Media at
the University of Limerick in Ireland and the MSc in Human-Computer
Interaction at Uppsala University in Sweden. We offer opportunities
for student exchanges, shared projects and internships at both
Our teaching is grounded in best practices and co-located with
AbilityNet, a national charity helping disabled adults and children
use computers and the Internet. Students will be exposed to
AbilityNet's techniques, technologies and case studies. Students will
also be able to undertake 4 to 6 month Internships with design and
usability companies in the UK and abroad.
Students are taught modules including courses on Human-Computer
Interaction Design, Requirements Engineering, Systems Specification,
Professional and Research Skills, Inclusive Design, Multimedia,
Advanced Human-Computer Interaction, Evaluation of Systems, and
Visualizing Information. Every student also undertakes an individual
research project or industrial internship.
Course requirements: The usual minimum entrance requirement is an
upper second class honours degree from a UK university in a relevant
discipline, a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas
institution or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant work
experience is taken into consideration for mature students. 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.
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The Centre for HCI Design specializes in research in Human-Computer
Interaction and Software Engineering. It undertakes fundamental
long-term research, funded largely by the EPSRC and EU, alongside more
applied research in collaboration with organisations including the
Equality and Human Rights Commission, NATS, FIAT, CA and Microsoft. 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, social
software, social interaction in Second Life, and requirements
engineering for socio-technical systems.
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