Are you curious how you can adapt computing devices to individual users? How you can think of entirely new approaches to the interactions between human and machine? Or what AI can learn from us and what we can learn from AI? If you’re interested in questions like these, then the Human Computer Interaction Master’s programme might be it for you!

€ 2989
Start salary / month
Keuzegids Masters 2020
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unique topics to work on

Combines Information and Computing Sciences and Psychology

Computing is everywhere nowadays: from mobile phone apps and personal trackers to robots. All these devices must be adapted to individual users. This research Master’s programme combines the perspectives of Information and Computing Sciences and Psychology to do just that.

Strong links to research

The programme gives a solid methodological and technological basis, with strong links to research. Your research will centre around the question: How can we best utilize technology in real-world settings? To find the answer, you will not only consider the effectivity and efficiency of systems; but, also AI and user experiences.  

You’ll work on three unique topics: 

  • Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence
  • Personalized, Empathic Computing
  • Persuasive Technology

You’ll test research theory in our three labs.

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Human Computer Interaction is a selective research Master’s programme. Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master's?

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Why in Utrecht

  • At the start of the programme, you will be guided in the design of your personal study plan. You can choose from a broad range of courses, including topics such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), wearable and mobile computing, and persuasive communication. 
  • In this small-scale programme there is plenty of attention for individual students, and the programme has an informal atmosphere between students and lecturers.   
  • As HCI is a research programme, this will form a large part of the curriculum. Two of the four mandatory courses focus on research methods.

Key facts

Information Science (MSc)
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Study duration: 
2 years
September, February
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2024-2025: € 2,530

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2024-2025: € 23,765

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Accredited by the NVAO
Graduate school: 
School of Natural Sciences
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