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Find out what our students and recent graduates say about the programme.

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I worked at a major newspaper prior to my year at UCLIC. The role introduced me to interaction design, and made me realise I want to explore it in much more depth. At UCLIC, I found what I was searching for - a focus on the full process of user-centred design - from research to concept, with an emphasis on user research and collaborative project work.The cohort is very diverse, both in terms of nationality and professional discipline. My fellow students encouraged me to pursue new interests and ideas, and to share knowledge that I had previously gained while working in industry.Following completion of my MSc at UCLIC, I was offered several roles in UX design and research. Today, I am a UX Designer at Cubic Transportation Systems' London Innovation Centre, where I research and design new ways to make people's daily commute easier.

  • Yuval Cohen - 2015 Graduate
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I returned to study after working for 5 years because this course sounded very exciting and provided skills to take my career in a direction I wanted to go. I chose this course mainly because of the people connected to UCLIC (current students, researchers, alumni) and its reputation. The course covered many areas of HCI and gave me the opportunity to perform research in my area of interest for my MSc project. I would recommend this course to anybody interested in designing digital products, user experience design and research.

  • Matthew Pateman, 2015 Graduate

image of Simrita Shaheed, former MSc student

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to study the MSc in HCI-E at UCL. Encouragement from tutors on each module (and especially during the thesis project) challenged us to do our best work, while their passion for the topics really encouraged me to explore the HCI field more. The option to study part-time while working was invaluable, and I enjoyed completing my thesis over two Summers. Relating what we learned on the course at work, I could see the benefits of undertaking each module - first in my role at UX agencies, while freelancing and now as an in-house UX researcher at a technology company.

  • Simrita Shaheed, 2015 Graduate