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MEng Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

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 contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades A*AA including two of: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology and/or Statistics.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
38 points overall.  7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects, including two of: mathematics, pyschology, computer science, biology, chemistry 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 overview

 
  • A broad and flexible course that provides the freedom to choose from an extremely wide range of Computer Science topics
  • Equips students with skills that are in high demand from industry
  • World's first stored-program computer developed here in 1948

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

All new UK/EU (home tuition fee) students, applying for first year entry, who achieve an A*A*A (including A* in mathematics) at the first sitting will be awarded the Kilburn Entry Scholarship worth £1,000.  Other UK, European and international qualifications gained by home tuition fee students will also be considered for the award, subject to academic approval. 

Contact details

School/Faculty
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
School/Faculty overview

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Entry requirements

A-level

Grades A*A*A including two of psychology, physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, further mathematics, computer science and statistics. The Mathematics A-level should include a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement). General Studies is welcome, but is not normally included as part of the standard offer.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken.

Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Subjects welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer

General Studies is welcome but is not normally included as part of the standard offer.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Six academic subjects at grades A and B, or grades 6 and 7 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England, including

  • Mathematics (please note we do not accept Applied GCSE Mathematics courses e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy)
  • Two science subjects from Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Science and Additional Science.

International Baccalaureate

38 points overall.  7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects, including two of: mathematics, pyschology, computer science, biology, chemistry or physics

Scottish requirements

 We normally require grade A in Highers Mathematics and grades AAAA in four further Highers subjects with a scientific bias.  The Highers must be taken in one sitting.

Or:

Three Advanced Highers at grades AAB, including two Advanced Highers in the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and/or Statistics.  Two Highers in different subjects can replace the third Advanced Higher subject.

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade 3). If a physical science has not been taken at Higher/Advanced Higher we require TWO science subjects at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grades AB / Intermediate 2 grades AB / Standard Grade Credit level)

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and this can be used in combination with two A level subjects including mathematics and/or a science subject(s).  Our A level entry requirements are grades A*A*A with two of the following subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.  The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate can be used to replace the third A-level subject.

European Baccalaureate

 The University of Manchester welcomes applicants with the European Baccalaureate. Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications, applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

An average of 90% including a minimum of 90% in mathematics studied for at least 5 periods per week and assessed by a final written examination.  A scientific bias to the specialist subjects studied.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the AQA Baccalaureate, but offers will be conditional on the A level subjects within the qualification rather than the overall Baccalaureate award.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Detailed information on our international entry criteria is available on the  School of Computer Science Website   

For general requirements not listed above see Accepted entry qualifications from your country

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme in 2019 , are required to achieve A*A*A including two subjects from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, and an EAP score of B. A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.

Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year in 2019 , are required to achieve A*A*A including two subjects from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, and an EAP score of B. A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with grades DDD in combination with grade A* in an A level or with an alternative of D*DD in combination with grade A in an A level.  The A level must be in one of the following A level subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with grades D*D in combination with a grade A* or an alternative of grades D*D* in combination with a grade A.  The A level must be in one of the following A level subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels from the following subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade M plus grades A*A* in two of the listed A-levels or an alternative of grade D plus grades A*A in two of the listed A-levels.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels from the following subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.  Our A level entry requirements are grades A*A*A and the full National Extended Certificate can be used to replace the third A level.

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and BTEC Certificate.  The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new BTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with grades DDD in combination with grade A* in a GCE A level or with an alternative of D*DD in combination with grade A in a A level.  The A level must be in one of the following A level subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with grades D*D in combination with a grade A* or an alternative of grades D*D* in combination with a grade A.  The A level must be in one of the following A level subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

We consider the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels from the following subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade MM plus grades A*A* in two of the listed A-levels or an alternative of grade DM plus grades A*A in two of the listed A-levels.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels from the following subjects: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology or Statistics.  Our A level entry requirements are grades A*A*A and the full National Extended Certificate can be used to replace the third A level.

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy CTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the CTEC Extended Diploma, CTEC Diploma, CTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and CTEC Certificate.  The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new CTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

Access to HE Diploma

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), including a minimum of 40 credits with a Distinction grade (15 of which must be in mathematics), plus 15 credits with a Merit grade in a science-related subject.  Students are also required to have a grade A in A-level mathematics with a pure element.

Cambridge Pre-U

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects, including two of Mathematics, Further Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Psychology are taken.

Conditional offers will be set on an individual basis but are likely to include achieving grade D1-D3 in three Principal Subjects including mathematics and a scientific bias subject.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines

Non-standard educational routes

Return-to-learn students are those who have had a substantial period away from any formal learning. Often such learners have pursued careers or raised a family. The University understands that students come from many different backgrounds, with varying qualifications, careers and skills, but they often bring to their studies a high degree of motivation and experience.

The University recognises that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable these learners to demonstrate fully their suitability for their chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions officers will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give such learners equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence meets entry criteria fully the learner will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.

English language

GCSE English grade C, or grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England, IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in individual components, TOEFL 100 ibt with no less than 23 in individual components.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:
  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

How your application is considered

All applications are considered on an individual basis once we receive your official UCAS application form, which includes full details of your qualifications to date, a personal statement, reference and your predicted grades (if you have not yet taken your final examinations).

All promising applicants who are resident in the UK/EU and who apply before 15th January will be invited to attend a visit day, which includes a one-to-one meeting with an academic member of staff.

Returning to education

Return-to-learn students are those who have had a substantial period away from any formal learning. Often such learners have pursued careers or raised a family. The University understands that students come from many different backgrounds, with varying qualifications, careers and skills, but they often bring to their studies a high degree of motivation and experience.The University recognises that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable these learners to demonstrate fully their suitability for their chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions officers will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give such learners equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence meets entry criteria fully the learner will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Applications from overseas students are very welcome.  Generally, overseas students will be considered for an offer without having to visit our School in advance.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Course details

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.

Aims

The aim of the course is to give you a deep understanding of Human Computer Interaction (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. More specifically you will learn of the tools, techniques, and the mindset necessary to approach highly challenging HCI work; or move on to advanced research, be that in a commercial R&D division, as part of a skunkworks project, or within academia.We aim to instill not just a theoretical knowledge of HCI as a science and engineering discipline, but also a solid base of practical skills, an understanding of design, comprehension of the commercial world and competence in transferable skills  such as problem solving, team working, and creativity.

Special features

  • Allows you to plan, design, develop, and evaluate all aspects of interactive systems, device interfaces, and interaction scenarios.
  • All topics are taught by experts in their field, and students attend course units from Neuroscience, Social Science, and the Statistics Unit giving them cross-disciplinary experience.
  • All required Advanced Mathematics is taught as part of the course.
  • Course units and themes of relevance to Human computer Interaction include: Fundamental to Advanced Human Computer Interaction, HCI Methodology, Software Engineering and Agile Design, Statistics and Advanced Statistical Analysis, Advanced Social Network Analysis, Human Motor and Sensory Systems, Human Learning, Memory and Cognition.
  • You have access to all the core Software Engineering units and all the additional HCI specific units only available to specialist HCI students.
  • You can specialise very quickly allowing a more detailed view of HCI than on other courses.
  • The course equips you with skills that are in high demand from industry.

Teaching and learning

At Manchester we aim to provide a unique experience. Studying Computer Science with us will give you the chance to follow your academic curiosity and explore a fascinating subject.

A significant amount of your work will be project-based team work, tackling real problems. You will see how computer science is directly applicable to solving problems, across a broad range of areas.

The emphasis throughout is on independent learning, supported by regular meetings in small groups with personal tutors. You receive practical help and support from experienced staff and postgraduates, with leading experts guiding your learning and stimulating your interest. This approach is supported by conventional lectures and comprehensive on-line learning resources. We also provide excellent facilities, including specialist laboratories to support areas such as engineering and robotics.

Explore our teaching methods further on our  website .

Coursework and assessment

Unseen examinations account for about 60% of the assessment . These assess your abilities in the selection and application of knowledge, problem solving, and the design and evaluation of software or electronics. Other assessment is mainly through laboratory-based coursework that provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of computer science of electronic principles by tackling specific problems on a more realistic scale, both individually and in groups.

The remaining assessment is through presentations and essays where, in particular, you demonstrate the transferable skills you have acquired. In the third and final year, the non-examination assessment is mainly made up of the practical project.

Course unit details

Over the first three years of study, all students follow the same course and reach the same level of study, thus providing the grounding for careers in industry and for postgraduate study. The first year of study establishes a strategic overview of the main areas of Human Computer Interaction and introduces the underlying science and mathematics. Second, third and fourth years of study develop the key knowledge and understanding necessary to enter industry, or postgraduate study. 

Course content for year 1

Introduces you to HCI and computer science in general, as well as software engineering. You will also gain the basic knowledge and skills that are applicable to all areas of interaction engineering such as object oriented programming, distributed systems, statistical analysis, and mathematics. Further, you will gain basic knowledge and skills that are applicable to all branches of computer science, such as: mathematics; programming; and distributed systems. You will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of Human Computer Interaction and Interactive systems.

Team-working is an important part of the first year which includes a year-long team project culminating in the demonstration and examination of a fully working team application. This project sets the context for HCI design and development and enhances your awareness of current issues.

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Excitable Cells BIOL10832 10 Mandatory
First Year Team Project COMP10120 20 Mandatory
Data Science COMP13212 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Computer Architecture COMP15111 10 Mandatory
Programming 1 COMP16321 20 Mandatory
Programming 2 COMP16412 10 Mandatory
Research Methods & Statistics PSYC10100 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Cognition PSYC10431 5 Mandatory
Brain & Behaviour PSYC11222 10 Mandatory
Sensation & Perception PSYC11322 5 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

The second year starts your detailed education in key areas of HCI. Course units in software engineering, operating systems, distributed computing, motor systems, and sensory systems provide the technical foundations for HCI project work. Units in quantitative and qualitative research design and methods, and native HCI methods provide the underlying scientific base. HCI specific tutorials link these aspects into a unified whole. You will also study databases technologies - a key aspect of most modern software systems.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Motor Systems for Human Computer Interaction BIOL22332 10 Mandatory
Sensory Systems for Human Computer Interaction BIOL22341 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Databases COMP23111 10 Mandatory
Software Engineering 1 COMP23311 10 Mandatory
Software Engineering 2 COMP23412 10 Mandatory
Operating Systems COMP25111 10 Mandatory
Distributed Computing COMP28112 10 Mandatory
Perception and Action PSYC21112 5 Mandatory
Cognitive Neuroscience PSYC21122 10 Mandatory
Cognition PSYC21181 5 Mandatory
Essentials of survey design and analysis SOST20022 20 Mandatory
Membrane Excitability: Ion Channels & Transporters in Action BIOL21321 10 Optional
How to Make a Brain BIOL21451 10 Optional
System Architecture COMP25212 10 Optional
Computer Graphics and Image Processing COMP27112 10 Optional
Mobile Systems COMP28512 10 Optional
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Course content for year 3

The third year completes the above process by introducing an integrated view of advanced HCI, with reference to applicable sciences and technologies. You are also able to take a number of optional units in the third year to further enhance your specialisation. Finally, you undertake an individual project during this year, which aims to foster your competence in research and development, as well as in professional communication.

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Third Year Project Laboratory COMP30030 30 Mandatory
User Experience COMP33511 10 Mandatory
Enterprise Management for Computer Scientists MCEL30031 10 Mandatory
Managing Finance in Enterprises for Computer Scientists MCEL30032 10 Mandatory
Advanced Social Network Analysis SOST30022 20 Mandatory
How to Make a Brain BIOL21451 10 Optional
Clocks, Sleep & the Rhythms of Life (E) BIOL31681 10 Optional
Learning, Memory & Cognition (E) BIOL31692 10 Optional
Agile Software Engineering COMP33711 10 Optional
Natural Language Systems COMP34412 10 Optional
Compilers COMP36512 10 Optional
Documents, Services and Data on the Web COMP38211 10 Optional
Emotion PSYC31122 20 Optional
Anthropology of Vision, Senses and Memory SOAN30811 20 Optional
Modelling Social Inequality SOST30031 20 Optional
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Course content for year 4

The Industrial Experience year enables you to gain relevant industrial experience as part of your studies by spending your third year working for a company actively participating in the design and development of a computing related product or service. Besides the money that you earn during this year, you also gain practical experience that can be invaluable both in your final year project and when applying for jobs after graduating. Many students find that the experience often helps to clarify their ideas about their future career path.

The strength of the School's links with industry means that may of our students undertake placements in some of the most prestigious companies in the world. The companies at which our students are currently placed include Credit Suisse, IBM, Google, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, British Telecom, Accenture, Barclays Capital, Electronic Arts and Mercedes GP.

Course content for year 5

The final year enhance the contents of the equivalent three-year BSc programmes with:

  • a) an increase in the depth and range of computing related subjects studied;
  • b) additional studies in subjects such as management, law, accounting and health and safety;
  • c) an 8 week industrial project;
  • d) a group business feasibility study.

The enhancements enable you to develop an in-depth specialist knowledge across a range of computing subjects, including some covered by the MSc in Advanced Computer Science. They also allow you to understand the business skills you need to develop and manage a successful business exploiting computing technology. Graduates from the MEng programme will be equipped with the higher level skills needed for the top jobs in business or research.

Facilities

As you would expect from leaders in the field, we offer some of the most up to date facilities in the world. Amongst the wide range of facilities available to you are:
  • Newly refurbished computing labs furnished with modern desktop computers, available with Linux and Windows
  • Access to world leading academic staff
  • Collaborative working labs complete with specialist computing and audio visual equipment to support group working.
  • Over 300 Computers in the School dedicated exclusively for the use of our students.
  • Access to a hardware library, with top of the range equipment, including drones, robots and oculus rifts.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The course is designed from a technical perspective and will prepare you for professional careers in the Human Computer Interaction and User Experience industry (design, development, testing and operation of interfaces, devices, and behavioural modelling) as well as in other areas such as research and technical development. It will provide you with the knowledge to accomplish highly technical interaction projects and to communicate with others, making novel, informed and sensible suggestions regarding HCI/UX work being undertaken - both by you individually or as part of a wider development team. More broadly it will prepare you for leadership positions in a successful career in industry. It will develop your transferable skills, particularly team working, creativity and adaptability, and enable you to specialise in advanced HCI topics.

Employers, from large multinational firms such as EA Games, IBM and Microsoft to small local organisations, actively target our students, recognising that graduates from the School of Computer Science are equipped with the skills that enable them to excel in a whole host of positions, including many that are not traditionally associated with computing graduates. Opportunities exist in fields as diverse as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, and public services - virtually all areas of business and society.

Accrediting organisations

This course in recognised by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT for the purpose of fully meeting the requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and partially meeting the requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and CITP Further Learning.