MSc in Interaction Design

General

Program Description

The MSc in Interaction Design is a full-time and part-time postgraduate programme that equips its graduates with marketable skills in design, technology, and theory as related to the domain of Interaction Design, User Experience, and Human-Computer Interaction.

From Cyprus and Estonia

The MSc in Interaction Design is offered by two Universities bringing together an impressive experience and knowledge in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction Design, and Online Learning.

Designed to run online

The course is offered fully online in English. The course provides access to Google’s online learning suite for students internationally.

Available full & part-time

The course is flexible to your varying needs and other life commitments. Therefore it is offered full-time and part-time and you can switch between the two or postpone throughout the course.

Emphasis on practice-based teaching

All course modules are provided with an emphasis on practice-based learning through research, design, and implementation of different individual and collaborative projects.

The Course

There is a continuous demand for passionate, creative experts, especially in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The program equips its graduates with immediate marketable skills in design, technology, and theory as related to the domain of Interaction Design, User Experience, and Human-Computer Interaction.

Interaction Design shapes the experiences of people as they interact with products in order to achieve their goals and objectives. Interaction designers define product behaviour, mediating relationships between people and people, people and products, people and environments, and people and services across a variety of social, cultural and technological contexts.

Our graduates can pursue careers as Content Strategists, Creative Directors, Creative Technologists, Design Strategists, Developers (front-end or back-end), Information Architects, Interaction Designers, Mobile Designers, Service Designers, Usability Specialists, User Interface Designers and many more.

Our graduates have excelled as entrepreneurs and have been prepared for self-employability through successful pitching and presentation of their ideas and work to professional and public bodies as well as pursued suitable funding opportunities.

EU Digital Agenda

This course differentiates itself from other Interaction Design and HCI programs by addressing worldwide and the European Union’s priorities as highlighted by the EU’s Digital Agenda. These are:

  • e-Inclusion, as reflected by the European Commission’s view on the role of eGovernment, eHealth and eInclusion domains in sustainable human development
  • e-Accessibility, which targets the removal of the barriers encountered when trying to access and use digital media products, services, and applications
  • e-Services, which reflect the recognition of information technology as a powerful tool for accelerating economic development, whose benefits include accessing a greater user base, broadening reach, lowering of entry barrier to new domains and cost of acquiring new audience, alternative communication channel, increasing services to enhancing awareness and perception, gaining competitive advantages and potential for leveraging knowledge.

Entry Requirements

The MSc in Interaction Design is designed for students with a Bachelor’s degree, who have a strong interest in the human aspects of interactive systems and a background preferably, or related to, Computer Science, Informatics, Design, Media Studies, Internet Studies, Social sciences, Psychology and Education.

The course suits well both recent graduates and professionals.

Students wishing to enrol in the program must possess the following qualifications:

  • A degree in a related field (e.g Computer Science, Informatics, Design, Media Studies, Internet Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology and Education) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 6.5/10, or equivalent, from a recognized and accredited university.
  • Excellent command of the English language. Graduates from a non-English speaking university may be required to produce evidence to prove their proficiency in the English Language.

International applicants where English is not their native language are required to provide a proof of their English language proficiency. One of the following is accepted:

  • GCE/ IGCSE Ο or A level: C;
  • FCE (First Certificate in English): A;
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): C;
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): C;
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5;
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) paper version: 525, internet based: 70, computer-based: 196;
  • CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, and assessment): B2.

Exemptions from submitting the English proficiency test scores may be given if the applicants fill one of the following conditions: English is their mother tongue, or they have completed a certifiable English taught degree.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

CUT is constantly committed to promoting research excellence and is internationally distinguished in this area, providing a total of 40 million Euros of external funding for 227 research programmes. T ... Read More

CUT is constantly committed to promoting research excellence and is internationally distinguished in this area, providing a total of 40 million Euros of external funding for 227 research programmes. The latest European HORIZON 2020 programme has secured funding over 9 million Euros, with 23 research proposals, marking the highest rate of success in Cyprus. Recent successes include two ERC strategic projects totalling 3.3 million Euros, two “Teaming for Excellence” research proposals led by the CUT, which ensured the highest pan-European rating and participation in the creation of a RISE Excellence Center for technological and business innovation. Read less