The Programme offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and technical systems. This joint curriculum benefits from a culturally diverse foundation, wide potential audience and strong research groups from Estonia and Cyprus with extensive experience in the fields of Human-computer Interaction, Online and Technology Enhanced Learning and Interaction Design.
*Correction: expected length is 2 to 4 years
The MSc Interaction Design is a full-time or a part-time online study programme by Tallinn University (TLU) and the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). The course is flexible to your varying needs and other life commitments. Therefore you have the chance to choose between full-time and part-time study and you can switch between the two or postpone throughout the course.
"The MSc Interaction Design programme is for students who are interested in shaping people's experiences as they interact with products in order to achieve their goals and objectives."
Sónia Sousa, Head of Curriculum at Tallinn University
The programme provides a pragmatic response to the lack of European distance education study programmes on Interaction Design as well as to answer to the lack of more flexible learning arrangements for full-time professionals. The MSc Interaction Design programme offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of the people.
We held an information session where our Head of the Programme Sónia Sousa introduced Interaction Design programme. Watch the video and get the answers you need!
Applicants should submit:
- Copy of the identification page of the passport;
If the applicant's name stated in his/her passport differs from the name on any of the other required documents, the candidate needs to provide a copy of a Sworn Affidavit with confirmation of Name.
- Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or certificate of a corresponding qualification (an official translation is requested if the document is not in English);
See the general overview of admission and application requirements for Master's level applicants.
- Proof of English Proficiency;
- A Curriculum Vitae(CV) of maximum of two A4 pages;
The CV should provide an overview of your previous experience and skills on an academic and professional level. The CV can include up to 5 individual works with a brief description in Annexes. The individual pieces of work should represent and identify the best skills the candidate has. A piece’s description should include a short summary and relevant background information. In cases when a piece of work has been created by a team, the candidate should clearly explain their contribution.
- Letter of motivation(up to 1 page) clearly explaining your motivation for applying to the programme.
This should focus on why you wish to pursue this graduate program, research interests as well as what you hope to achieve through studying in the programme. You may indicate specific areas of academic and research interest and experience from your past that are relevant. You may refer to your CV to save space.
Application Procedure and Deadlines
The MSc Interaction Design programme is an internationally accredited two years Master's programme (120 ECTS), offered jointly by the Cyprus University of Technology’s Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts and Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies in English. Our programme is designed to run fully online (full-time or part-time) with emphasis on practice-based teaching through research, design and implementation of different individual and collaborative projects.
The curriculum allows you to fine-tune your education by mixing interdisciplinary courses, projects and research in design and technology. The curriculum runs on Google’s online learning suite and provides access to CUT and TLU online systems. The master follows a problem-based learning approach, focusing on semester-long assignments per module that are broken into smaller 2-week long cycles. At the beginning of each 2-week cycle the assignment is released, students work on it and submit their work at the end of the 2-week cycle having various forms (synchronous and asynchronous) of mentoring sessions in between. At the end of the semester, students have to present their project work and engage in a verbal examination session. Classic written examinations are not usual in this master program.
What type of technology is needed for the studies?
A new laptop and a good internet connection will be sufficient. The course uses Google apps for education and Google Classroom for delivery.
Since the programme started, in January 2016, it aimed to prepare specialists, equipped with knowledge and skills for designing meaningful technology. Our education system follows closely and is monitored by the European Higher Education regulations. Students who graduate from this program are given a degree by the Cyprus University of Technology and Tallinn University.
The curriculum offers a unique international learning opportunity and is ranked the first online Master’s in Interaction Design and 6th of 10 best Online Master’s in Interactive Design and Media Degree Programs in the world.
We gladly welcome students with a wide variety of backgrounds in a related field – Computer Science, Informatics, Design, Media Studies, Internet Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology and Education.
Our graduates can pursue careers as Content Strategists, Creative Directors, Creative Technologists, Design Strategists, Developers (front-end or back-end), Information Architects, Interaction Designers, Mobile Designers, Service Designers, Usability Specialists, User Interface Designers and many more. Our graduates have excelled as entrepreneurs and have been prepared for self-employability through successful pitching and presentation of their ideas and work to professional and public bodies as well as pursued suitable funding opportunities.
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