Interaction design

Interaction Design

Are you interested in Interaction Design and prefer online studies? Interaction Design is a 100% online study programme joint with Cyprus University of Technology. This study 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. We prepare graduates with marketable skills in design, technology, and theory as related to the domain of Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction. After finishing ID study programme you will have two diplomas: one from Tallinn University and another one from the Cyprus University of Technology.

Study level Master's Studies

Duration of study 2 years full-time, up to 4 years part-time

Language English

Study form Online cyclical studies

Cost per semester 2400 € / 9600 € the cost of the whole program

Degree awarded Joint programme with Cyprus University of Technology

The application period for the 2024 autumn semester is January 29 - June 1,  2024.

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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.



The Study Programme

"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 the Programme at TLU
Online Master programm from Two Universities

Offered by two universities, one from Estonia (Tallinn University) and the other from Cyprus (Cyprus University of Technology), this program brings together an impressive experience and knowledge in Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction Design, and Online Learning. 

Accessible Online Learning environment

One of the unique features of this program is that it's designed to run fully online in English. You'll have access to Google's online learning suite, providing you with a user-friendly and interactive platform to support your studies. Whether you're based locally or internationally, you can complete the program from anywhere in the world.

Flexible Scheduling Options

The MSc in Interaction Design is also flexible to your varying needs and life commitments. It's available full-time and part-time, and you can switch between the two or postpone throughout the course. This means you can adapt the program to fit your schedule, allowing you to balance your studies with other important commitments.

Practice-based learning

The course modules are designed with an emphasis on practice-based learning through research, design, and implementation of different individual and collaborative projects. You'll have plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios, ensuring that you're well-prepared for a career in Interaction Design.

Last year's info session is found below. Watch the video and get the answers you need! 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.


Watch an info session with the Head of the Programme.


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);
  • Prospective students will need to satisfy the English Language requirements without a date of expiry for the certificate they provide. The candidates will be assessed in an interview by an academic staff member of the Cyprus University of Technology Language Center that will evaluate their ability to study at a master’s level in English. Proof of English Proficiency
  • 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. 

The application period for the 2024 autumn semester is January 29 - June 1, 2024.


Course Outline

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.

Interaction design curriculum

Nominal division

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.

Why Study With Us?

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.

Blog post about Interaction Design


Who Are We Looking For?

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.

Contact Us!

Kristi Oikimus

Study Counsellor and Specialist

postal addressNarva mnt 29, 10120 Tallinn

phone(+372) 640 9384


For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist.



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