The course will equip students with the skills to work within design, software and hardware development, product design and creation, and user testing such as behavioural modelling and a psychological understanding of interaction. Human Computer Interaction skills are also a common requirement for computer game companies.
- User interface designer
- User-experience researcher
- User experience designer
- Usability analyst
- Information architect
- Usability engineer
- Application developer
- Interaction designer
- Web developer
- Human factors engineer
- Software developer
Typically, students will have achieved at least a second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a computer science or an appropriate discipline related to human-computer interaction such as psychology, mathematics, sociology, design or engineering.
We also consider applications from those who do not fit this profile. We will, for example, consider applicants who do not have an appropriate qualification but have appropriate industrial experience and a portfolio to demonstrate in an interview.
An excellent spoken and written level of English will be required (qualifications depending on country of award). These will adhere to the general University language qualification required for language.
Candidates should have a firm grasp of the reasons they would like to join the course and willing to show adaptiveness in their skills coupled with an enthusiasm for the subject area. This will be determined through an interview process and by extension a review of the applicant's skills with potential questions through a live assessment.
2018/9 fees for this course have not yet been agreed.
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Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.