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MEng Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) with Industrial Experience / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Engineering
Duration
5 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades A*A*A including two of: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology and/or Statistics.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
38 points overall, with 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects, including two of: Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
The School of Computer Science receives in the region of 2000 applications per year for 225 places across our undergraduate degree courses.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
I143
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

Computer Science - and more specifically Human Computer Interaction (HCI) - is radically changing the way in which we experience our world through the development of new applications in science, engineering and business. HCI is concerned with optimising the interaction between computer systems and their human users, at the intersection of computer science, behavioural sciences and social science. Here at Manchester we equip you with the skills needed to contribute to this exciting and rapidly evolving field. We provide you with the highest level of education in understanding and improving future generations of user interfaces and interactions, up to and including specialisation in advanced topics. Our course attempts to delve much deeper than other HCI related courses, in that key course units are delivered by specialists in their field, from neurophysiology to advanced social network analysis, from complex software engineering and application development to qualitative research design and methods - and everything in between.

Your first year will give you a comprehensive, broad-based foundation from which to choose your area of specialisation. You will gain not only knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a grounding in the underlying principles of the subject. CS(HCI) is a flexible programme, allowing you to choose course units to reflect your developing and changing interests. Furthermore, a wide range of themes from across the discipline allow you to specialise in the third year. It is this combination of skills that enable our graduates to keep pace with this fast moving subject, and secure rewarding careers that can be pursued almost anywhere in the world.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Scholarships/sponsorships

All new UK/EU (home tuition fee) students, applying for first year entry, who achieve an A*A*A (A* in maths) or equivalent will be awarded the Kilburn Entry Scholarship worth £1,000.

Well qualified international students will be considered for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships.  For further details please see   EPS International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships  .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Computer Science
Contact name
Sophia Lewis-Martyr
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 6124
Facsimile
+44(0)161 275 6204
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/cs
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