What will I learn?

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

Are you fascinated by the ethical, health and well-being implications of the rapid advancement of technology in the modern era? This postgraduate degree sets the focus on the overarching theme of well-being/positive computing. This very topical field is rapidly growing in importance with the increasing demands on highly usable self-learning and self-care IT, which aligns with the notion of subjective wellbeing (SWB) driven design approaches.

This course offers a combination of HTI specific modules and other specialisms within the School of Informatics including algorithms, software engineering modelling, machine learning and data mining. The range of possible combinations lets you create and develop more versatile systems, enhancing your employability in the ICT sector.

Teaching and learning

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Practical work will include hands-on work in designing, building and evaluating smart devices. Assessment is a mix of coursework - computer-based practicals, essays and small group projects - and exams.

Careers and employability

This degree should prove useful in applying for jobs in the ICT industry as well as companies, charity organisations, NGOs and research institutes which are involved in the design and development of software-intensive systems/products/services.

HTI knowledge and skills, especially in usability and user experience (UX), are increasingly in demand within industry and research. The theoretical and practical work in designing, implementing and evaluating interactive technologies covered in this course will equip you with a broad spectrum of technical competences to meet diverse requirements of ICT jobs.

Which department am I in?

Informatics

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£20,825.00 (US$ 27,778) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2021, September 2021

Venue

University of Leicester

University Road,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 7RH, England

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
£23,950.00 (US$ 31,947) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2021, September 2021

Venue

University of Leicester

University Road,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 7RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students hold a Bachelors degree with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark you will typically be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Higher marks, either overall or in relevant courses, may be required for admission to some degrees. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

For international students

Students should have (or be studying and expect to gain) at least a good second class honours BSc degree (or very good, if you want to apply for the 'with industry' variant) or a qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. Applications are treated on an individual basis. Alternative qualifications may be considered, especially if you have relevant work experience. Students need to have: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL - 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Leicester is currently home to over 4,000 international students, making it a wonderfully multicultural place to study.

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