StudyLink logoHome
Students on a university campus

Human-Computer Interaction, MSc

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScFull-time12 monthsfind outfind outfind out

About Human-Computer Interaction, MSc - at Newcastle University

Our MSc in Human-Computer Interaction will give you the skills to create, design and develop engaging interactive digital technologies from apps to immersive environments.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a cross-disciplinary practice in the field of computing. It combines understanding people (drawing on social sciences and psychology) with the design of technology (using practices from art/design, computing and engineering).

You will be suitable for this course if you’re from technical and non-technical backgrounds, including:

  • computer science, design, and psychology graduates 
  • former teachers, artists, and professionals from a range of backgrounds

You’ll gain the professional and technical skills to work in careers such as:

  • User Experience (UX) Researcher / Designer / Consultant
  • Interaction Designer
  • Usability Engineer
  • Research (via a PhD)


The MSc in Human-Computer Interaction is a one-year full time course, based on the Newcastle campus and delivered by the School of Computing. It includes:

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • practical classes
  • group and individual project work
  • guided independent reading
  • self-directed learning

You will be assessed through:

  • written essays
  • project reports
  • presentations

You will complete a dissertation research project in the second half of the course. You will have regular meetings with your project supervisor, who will help you to develop the specialist skills needed to complete your research project.


The School of Computing offers a range of facilities including workshops, a design space and a MakerSpace so you can build and test your own interactive products. We have 3D printers, a laser cutter, open-source hardware platforms (Arduino etc), crafting materials and other items to help you learn to be creative with technology.

Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage -

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. Account will be taken of any relevant practical or work experience.

English Language Requirements: 

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Courses you may be interested in at other institutions

Below are some suggested courses at other providers that you may also be interested in:

Management Master Degree

EU Business School, Barcelona

Find out more

Urban Governance of Inclusive Sustainable Cities Master Degree

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Find out more

Italian Language Courses in Sicily Certificate, Summer Course, Winter School

The Italian Academy

Find out more

Quantum Technologies MSc

Distance and Independent Studies Center, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Germany

Find out more

Digital Marketing MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

Find out more

Earth Sciences Master Degree

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Find out more

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Graduate Diploma in Economics

The University of New England (UNE)

Find out more

Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science

University of Newcastle, Australia

Find out more


University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Find out more
See all Postgraduate pathway courses

Other courses at Newcastle University

There are 516 other courses listed from Newcastle University. A selection of these are displayed below:

Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

Newcastle University

Find out more

Accounting and Finance - London BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

Find out more

Accounting and Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

Find out more

Advanced Computer Science MSc

Newcastle University

Find out more
View all 516 courses at Newcastle University

Related Information

See other universities in Newcastle

Find out more about studying in the United Kingdom