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FOR PROFESSIONAL MASTERS STUDY LEADING TO CAREERS as a Usability and Accessibility Specialist, Information Architect, and Interaction Designer. INTERNSHIPS IN INDUSTRY: This course offers an optional internship: six months of professional IT industry experience as part of your postgraduate degree. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: The British Computer Society recognises this course for exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma and Diploma Project. OVERVIEW: This course is delivered by the internationally renowned Centre for Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - London s largest research group in human-computer interaction - and is suitable for those with a background in computing or programming. No prior exposure to the topics of human-computer interaction (HCI) or user-centred design (UCD) is necessary. The course provides you with skills in designing and evaluating interactive systems and other types of computer-based systems in which people are a major element. Skills range from advanced human-computer interaction design skills, requirement analysis and design, and designing and conducting complex evaluations of new or existing software computing systems, to unique expertise in designing and evaluating systems for people with disabilities and the elderly. Graduates of the course will be equipped for careers as usability and accessibility specialists, interaction designers and information architects. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study. YOU WILL GAIN: - skills in implementing a user-centred design approach to developing computer-based systems, from discovering the requirements for and analysing the system, to prototyping, implementing and evaluating it once developed - skills in designing interactive systems for the elderly and people with disabilities - skills in determining requirements for and designing socio-technical systems MODULES For the current list of modules, visit the School of Informatics website at http:www.soi.city.ac.ukpgcourses ASSESSMENT Students successfully completing eight modules and the dissertation will be awarded 180 credits and a master s level qualification. Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Each application is considered on its merits and is given full consideration by admissions staff. The usual minimum entrance requirement is a good second class honours degree from a UK university, a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants should have a background in computing. Applicants should have basic competence and familiarity with mathematics. Applicants should have good professional English. For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer-based version) is required. Previous academic and commercial experience will also be considered. BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS The School of Informatics offers a number of scholarships for well-qualified full-time home and overseas candidates. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE The School of Informatics is at the forefront of international excellence and leadership in education and research for the information and computing professions. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) over 85% of the School?s academic staff were ranked at 4 or 5, indicating research of international and national excellence in almost all areas. INNOVATIVE ONLINE LEARNING: We are one of the few universities in the UK where every module on our Informatics postgraduate courses is supported by the University?s online learning environment. SPECIALIST TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The University houses over 700 Windows and 90 Linux workstations, and the labs offer a wide variety of programming environments. In addition, the School of Informatics provides additional labs and file servers with applications specific to our postgraduate courses. Students also benefit from the School?s dedicated

FOR PROFESSIONAL MASTERS STUDY LEADING TO CAREERS as a Usability and Accessibility Specialist, Information Architect, and Interaction Designer. INTERNSHIPS IN INDUSTRY: This course offers an optional internship: six months of professional IT industry experience as part of your postgraduate degree. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: The British Computer Society recognises this course for exemption from...

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