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Keuzegids Masters 2020

Ready to shape the future?

The omnipresence of computing quickly takes shape. Computing is everywhere nowadays: from mobile phone apps and personal trackers, to robots. This raises questions such as; when and how should computing devices adapt to individual users? Can we think of entirely new approaches to the interaction between human and machine? And as computing pervades more and more areas of our lives - while artificial intelligence enhances further and further - can we ensure that our privacy is safeguarded? Human Computer Interaction (HCI) investigates all of these questions!

About our programme

The HCI Master's programme offers you:

  • an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the rich area of HCI research and development;
  • combined viewpoints of Information Science, Computer Science and Psychology;
  • and a solid methodological and technological basis, with strong links to research, performed in an applied setting.

You can choose from a broad range of courses, allowing you to tailor the programme to your personal interests within HCI, such as wearables, artificial intelligence (AI) or human perception.

Students in our programme can rely on a solid scientific base, while solving future challenges.
Egon van den Broek - Human Computer Interaction

What will you learn?

In this Master's programme you will learn about state-of-the-art HCI, and contribute to HCI innovation. More specifically, you will learn to:

  • understand and apply knowledge regarding all aspects of HCI;
  • design, plan, and conduct scientific research into innovative HCI solutions for societal or industrial problems;
  • collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data;
  • communicate scientific research both in writing and orally;
  • function effectively in multidisciplinary, international groups.

Programme objective:

As a graduate of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Master's, you will have a solid understanding of human and computer communication, the underlying psychological and information/computing science aspects, and innovations in human-computer interaction technologies. You will have a good overview of the main HCI methods and techniques and an in-depth understanding of how to apply these in real-world practice. In addition, you will have the skills to carry out HCI research in academic or R&D environments and you can identify how HCI can provide solutions to both societal challenges and to IT problems in industry and public sector organisations.


Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Information Science
  • Programme: Human Computer Interaction
Accredited by the NVAO
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Part- or full-time status:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Start of studies:
  • September
  • February
Application deadline:
  • February: Dutch & EU/EER students: 15 October
  • February: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 September
  • September: Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 June
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Graduate school:
Natural Sciences