Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) (4 Years) [MEng]
Human Computer Interaction is an exciting field which looks at the interaction between computer systems and their human users. It is radically changing the way in which we experience our world through the development of new applications in science, engineering and business.
By giving you a deep understanding of HCI from neurophysiology to advanced social network analysis, from technically complex software engineering and application development to qualitative research design & methods (and everything in between), this course prepares you for professional careers in the Human Computer Interaction and User Experience industry as well as in other areas such as research and technical development.
Themes and specialisation
As the largest School of Computer Science in the UK, we are able to offer course units on a wide range of technical areas, thereby enabling you to match the topics you study to your interests and career aspirations. Course units in second and subsequent years are grouped into themes, which allow you to specialise your study. We work closely with industry to ensure our themes introduce cutting-edge approaches and technologies; in fact, many of our themes are sponsored by industrial partners.
You can study this course in the following variants:
- HCI 3-years BSc - the fastest route to graduation.
- HCI 4-years BSc with Industrial Experience - you have a year's placement in industry between study years 2 and 3.
- HCI 4-years MEng - designed to fulfill the highest professional requirements and challenge the ablest of students, includes an 8-week industrial project between study years 3 and 4.
- HCI 5-years MEng with Industrial Experience - the same as the 4-year MEng, but you have a year's placement in industry between study years 3 and 4.