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Interaction Design and Computing MSc

University of Westminster
Location: 
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101 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6, London
Tel.+44 (0)20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 9.500 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

This newly redesigned course enables graduates to be able to understand, design and develop digital solutions within the emergent digital economies harnessing data and interaction paradigms.

Graduates would be able to follow a flexible program of study and either plan a career in interaction design, mobile and digital solutions, data and analytics, or emergent systems or to explore the opportunities offered in London as a start-up capital.

The digital sector continues to evolve and technologies, platforms, interaction paradigms and business models are increasingly requiring technical ability combined with commercial and design acumen that the course encourages.

Boston Consulting Group estimated that by end of 2016 the Internet economy in the G-20 economies will be worth USD 4.2 trillion (up from USD 2.3 trillion in 2010) and that the Internet contributes over 12 per cent of GDP in the United Kingdom.

The mobile apps sector has revenues of more than €10 billion per annum or jobs in the order of 790.000 across the whole EU economy and continues to grow at a fast rate.

Within the UK the digital sector has critical importance and reports suggest 14.4% of companies in the UK are involved in the Digital economy and some 1.46 million people are employed.

More than one million jobs were advertised in 2014 showing a growth of 28% and there are suggestions that the growth forecast is around 5.4%

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules

  • Digital Interaction Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Interaction Design & Computing Project
  • Research Methods & Professional Practice
  • Usability and Experience Design

Option modules

  • Big Data Theory and Practice
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Data Visualisation and Dashboarding
  • Emergent and Social Interactive Platforms
  • Games Interaction Technology
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Web and Social Media Analytics
  • Free Choice Module

 

Requirements

The target applicants typically would be computer literate graduates with a minimum lower second class degree in a related technical discipline such as computer science, multimedia or games development with experience of coding with scripting languages.

Applicants from different backgrounds who can demonstrate practical computing knowledge including programming will also be considered. Alternatively you may have in-depth work experience or already be working in the sector and can apply as a mature candidate in which case the academic degree qualification requirement may be relaxed. The relevance of the applicant’s first degree or industrial experience and suitability for the course will be usually determined by interview and where relevant portfolio.

International applicants will be required to meet gain IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements

Career Prospects

Graduates from the course would find employment opportunities in the digital and interaction sectors working as user experience specialists, application and systems developers, data experts, and as entrepreneurs working for corporates, start-ups, digital agencies, web 2.0 enterprises and so on.

Graduates from the proceeding course have found employment in various companies, both corporates and agencies, as well as NGOs. This includes for example Cisco, Hearst, Hubspot, KPMG, Lloyds Banking, Microsoft, Microsoft Xbox, Neverbland, News UK, Pearson, Periscopix, PwC, Reckitt Benkiser, QVC, Samsung, SapientNitro, and Skype. A number of graduates have started their own business including Software Optics Limited, Olyvon, Brave Media, D Crypt Digital and FanTeamz.

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