Human-Computer Interaction


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has become one of the most important areas for the success of modern computing technologies and software applications. Specialists with skills in HCI are in great demand to help deliver solutions within increasingly dynamic and complex environments and for increasingly diverse uses.

The MSc Human-Computer Interaction programme aims to address the market demand for HCI professionals able to apply their skills to design, implement, and evaluate traditional and emergent ‘interactive technologies’. This programme integrates the latest research advances in the field of HCI, powering a unique research-led teaching and learning environment. The knowledge and skills offered by this programme can be applied to an ever-growing range of areas:

  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Information visualisation and data analytics
  • Digital entertainment and mobile applications
  • Social media development
  • Virtual/augmented/mixed reality applications.

XJTLU-JITRI Joint-Supervision Pathway

This programme also offers XJTLU-JITRI joint supervision pathway which leverage the strength from both XJTLU and the research institutes and leading enterprises of Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) to promote in-depth integration between industry, education and research. Through the unique training model integrating specialised module study, industrial research practice and dual supervision mechanism, we aim to cultivate cross-disciplinary talents who are innovative, application-oriented and with high-level international perspective.

Please click here to find more information about XJTLU-JITRI joint Master education.

Why study Human-Computer Interaction at XJTLU?

  • Tailor your studies to suit your career ambitions with modules such as human-robot interaction, information visualisation, artificial intelligence and more
  • Benefit from specialised on-campus lab facilities for virtual reality, augmented reality, tactile/tangible/mid-air gesture-based interaction interfaces and other technologies
  • Engage in research under the supervision of staff with the possibility of presenting your results at international conferences and publishing in leading journals
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Human-Computer Interaction programme, you will have:

  • in-depth understanding of the latest developments in the field of HCI and related disciplines
  • theoretical and practical knowledge in designing, developing, and evaluating new human-centric interactive technologies and applications
  • advanced capabilities in the creation and improvement of innovative technologies.

Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field focusing on improving and facilitating communication between users and machines through innovative interface design. This programme equips students with solid knowledge and advanced capabilities in developing human-centred interactive technologies through research-led learning.For more information please contact:

Lingyun Yu

Programme Director


The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. You may also be provided with opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits may be organized, and invited talks may be given by the industrial experts and professionals. Such activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall employability.


In addition to offering a solid foundation for future PhD pursuits and careers in research, graduates from this programme will be able to perform roles including:

  • Usability analyst/specialists
  • User experience designers
  • Human factor engineers
  • Application developers
  • Interaction designers
  • Video-game designers/developers
  • Computer-robot interaction specialists
  • Information engineers.

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