Master's programmes

Master's programme Human Media Interaction

Are your interested in creating intelligent interactive systems, that automatically respond to a user’s emotions and social cues and that make appropriate decisions on what action to take? Then Human Media Interaction could be just the ticket for you! The two-year Master’s in Human Media Interaction is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in September and February.

You can start the pre-master's programme in September. Read more about the Master's programme, pre-master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives. Read the testimonial of students from Human Media Interaction.

looking to obtain a bachelor's degree?

Please visit the website of the BSc Creative Technology programme at the University of Twente.

This Master’s programme focuses on intelligent, socially aware, interactive systems designed to automatically meet user needs. It covers human computer interaction and artificial intelligence.

Programme overview

Degree
Master’s degree in Human Media Interaction
Certification: MSc
Duration
2 years
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
100% English taught
Starting date
1 February 2017
1 September 2017
1 February 2018
1 September 2018
1 February 2019
1 September 2019
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO

Focus and disciplines

Human Media Interaction focuses on intelligent interactive systems that can automatically respond to a user’s emotions and social cues and make appropriate decisions on what action to take. You will learn to understand and employ techniques to automatically interpret user actions from different input modalities. You will learn to apply user-oriented design methodologies to use these intelligent systems in new ways and to test them in a scientific manner.

Research and specialization

We will challenge you to invent, develop, test and improve new generations of intelligent systems. Subjects include natural language processing, virtual agents, ambient entertainment, social robotics and artificial intelligence.

Why opt for Human Media Interaction?

The programme combines theory, technical expertise and skills from computer science, electrical engineering, interaction technology, user-oriented design methodologies and psychology. It offers a wealth of exciting research, design and development opportunities.

Career prospects

You could become an interaction or user experience designer, an interactive systems engineer, a human factors expert, a usability engineer or pursue a career in business development, product management or consulting.

specializations

This programme has no specializations

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