Apply on 14 December 2015 - 27 January 2016
- Coordinating School: School of Information Sciences
- Duration: two academic years
- Extent: 120 credits/ECTS credits
- Programme period: autumn semester 2016 - spring semester 2018
- Specialization at UTA: Interactive Technology
This programme is offered in collaboration between the University of Tampere (UTA) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Students can deepen their knowledge in course units that cover a wide range of topics from user experience and emotions to innovative use of facial behavior like gaze and expressions, touch, speech, and human physiology in user interfaces. The programme leads the students to scientific thinking and writing as well as to hands-on work in various course projects.
Graduates' typical jobs include interaction or UX designer, usability specialist, researcher, user experience architect, and software developer.
Although the programme is available in essentially the same format at both universities it is recommended that those applicants mainly interested in interaction design, development of interactive software or research apply to UTA and those mainly interested in user experience apply to TUT. That way the majority of their course units will be organized by their home university.
The eligibility criteria in the Master's degree programme in Human-Technology Interaction consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria which specify and add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible.
Eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme is a person who
- has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired Master programme or in a closely related subject, AND
- has fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies.
Programme specific requirements are as follows:
Eligible to apply to the Master's degree programme in Human-Technology Interaction is an applicant who has a completed suitable university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Interactive Technology (HCI), Computer Science, Design, Education, Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant field with studies in human-computer interaction.
Applicants with an unfinished Bachelor's degree
The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed well before the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends an attested copy of the degree certificate to the School office by 29 July 2016. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the attested copy of the degree certificate has reached the School office.
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Last updated October 12, 2015