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MScHuman-Computer Interaction

Tuition fee €3,000 per semester
Application fee €100 one-time
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The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) programme at Tallinn University is a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of people.

This curriculum brings together design, technology and cognitive psychology. It offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and hardware systems, and to shaping individual and collective experiences through what we design.

The aim of the HCI programme is to prepare specialists, equipped with knowledge and skills for designing meaningful technology. You will undertake interdisciplinary courses, projects and research from the disciplines of design, technology, and cognitive psychology.

We welcome students with a wide variety of backgrounds. We favour everyone who is interested in improving the way technology is made available to people and intertwined with their lives.

Programme structure

The HCI programme is an internationally accredited 2 year Master’s (120 ECTS), fully in English, offered by the Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies.

The programme is organized in layers, from a very solid core to flexible of electives allowing you to fine-tune your education. It provides you sound theoretical grounds allowing you to systematically go from an idea, opportunity or challenge, to a technology-based solution.

Further, through our interdisciplinary project and industry placement possibilities, you will be offered the opportunity to deal with real-world experience and collaborate with industry sponsors to innovate, improve or modify new or existing services, applications and installations.

Our lectures and seminars usually take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, every second week during the semester, but lab work can be pursued everyday as our labs are open 24/7. Occasionally some courses are organized in shorter, more intensive study cycles, or delivered via the Internet, as web-based courses.

Career opportunities

Our alumni go on to successful careers where they lead and collaborate in the design and implementation of effective, efficient, and desirable services, applications and installations. They are prone to contribute to multidisciplinary teams that typically develop interactive digital artefacts, from small software-based solutions, to novel hardware configurations.

They are broadly knowledgeable about the theories, methods and techniques that support the design, development and evaluation of thoroughly considered technology-based solutions.

This is your chance to become a well grounded Human-Computer Interaction specialist, able to act as a scholarly design researcher, a knowledgeable interaction designer, or a discerning user experience professional. It’s an opportunity to mould your future, our future, and study in the most E of all countries, Estonia.