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 MSc in Human Centred Systems
  Centre for HCI Design, City University, London
  Available full-time and part-time
  Enquiries to  [log in to unmask]
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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
 computing systems;
  - Designing and evaluating systems for people with disabilities and
 the elderly;
  - 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
 Universities.

  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.

  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

  Come and meet us at our open evenings.

  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.

  Find out more about the Centre at:

  http://www-hcid.soi.city.ac.uk/

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