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Child Computer Interaction

1 Year
October 2022
Campus Taught

Child Computer Interaction is a new and growing branch of Human Computer Interaction. There is an increasing need for specialists who can research, design and evaluate interactive technology for children. This research-based course enables you to explore this fascinating field.

Child Computer Interaction is the key area of research expertise for the University’s internationally-known Child Computer Interaction Group (ChiCI), On this course you’ll develop specialist skills by working closely with this research group.

To give you just a few examples of the kinds of research you’re likely to be engaged in, ChiCI have recently investigated the integration of digital technologies into museum visits; the use of multi-touch surfaces in classrooms as programmable learning platforms; and the use of text input and digital ink in the context of improving children’s writing. The group have also hosted international conferences.

This course offers the ideal preparation for a research-focused career in an exciting and rapidly-advancing field. Most students on this course will likely advance onto PhD study or progress into employment as Child Computer Interaction experts.

Why study with us

  • Opportunities to work directly with internationally-renowned researchers based in the University’s Child Computer Interaction Group.
  • This course offers the ideal preparation for a research-focused career in an exciting and rapidly-advancing field.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be provided with a grounding in postgraduate study and the key techniques and theories involving Interaction Design.
  • You’ll study the specialist module Child Computer Interaction and begin the substantial MRes Project module, which involves working under supervision to complete a large research-based project.
  • During the course you’ll develop theoretical understanding, practical skills and knowledge of current trends and research activity relating to CCI as well as planning, technical and critical evaluation skills.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

As part of the course you’ll have opportunities to work with external partners. We work with a range of business and organisations offering work experience opportunities and project briefs, enabling you to gain real industry experience during your studies. 

Future careers

The overall goal of this course is to guide you, depending on your interests, to either go out into industry or progress to an academic research career.

We aim to produce Child Computer Interaction practitioners who understand how to create excellent interaction designs for children in a range of different scenarios.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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