MSc in Human Computer Interaction - which one is best ?

31 Mar 2012 - 2:50pm
3 years ago
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Hi all, 

I am planning to do a MSc in HCI, starting next October. 

I have a conditional offer for the universities of Bath, York and Nottingham. 

Which one of those do you guys think has the best HCI MSc ? 

Bath -

York -

Nottingham -

Thanks in advance, 



8 Apr 2012 - 2:57pm

Hi! I am currently doing that course at Nottingham. I like it a lot. First semester is mostly fairly simple stuff (C# programming, HCI basics and usability research skills) to get some foundational skills. Then second semester (now for me) is more interesting and project based, so you get to apply all the stuff you've learned to do things like: interface evaluation, website design, game design, app design. You also have a lot of freedom in this semester in what you do for your courseworks. You also do a literature review on a topic of your choice. I came from a maths degree and had some PHP skills, so not really a computer science background.

One thing: you don't get much freedom in what module you take. This was fine by me as I wanted to take all of them anyway, but it might be annoying for others. If you want I can send youths module list with which ones are compulsory and not and you can look them up online? (Their module catalogue is public). Let me know if you have any other questions about anything :)

24 May 2012 - 10:15am

Hi ! 

I've already checked the module and it's fine by me too for the same reason as you. 

As a matter of fact I liked all the compulsory ones and almost all of the optionals.

I will probably won't need to do the C# programming since I have a degree in Computer Science. 

Did you take the ergonomics modules ?  

 What is your opinion about the professors ?

How many students are doing this course  ? 

As you see I have lots of questions....  :-) 

Could you send me an email ?   My email is :

Thanks in advance !


4 Sep 2012 - 2:30pm

Hi jlamas, I too have an offer from both York and nottingham.. Looks like the nottingham course has some more practical modules than york. So what have you decided? York or nottingham?


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