User Experience - Tampere University of Technology

User Experience


Degree programme: Information Technology

Name of degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Language of instruction: English

Scope of degree: 120 ECTS

Duration of studies: 2 years

Study mode: full-time

Tuition fee: yes

Scholarship programme: yes

Application deadline: The next intake for studies starting in August 2019 will begin in December 2018. 

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Learn to design successful interactive products

Technology is everywhere. We all use various technological systems every day, and it is not indifferent how we experience the use. By studying User Experience at TUT, you will be prepared for the challenges that the design of increasingly complex technological systems has to offer. In addition to purposeful functionality, the systems need to be easy to control and satisfying to use.

Suitable backgrounds for User Experience students are software engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and information technology. Additionally, previous studies in design-related topics or human-computer interaction will be considered as a bonus. A strong motivation for a human-centred design approach is needed to become successful in this field. 


The studies give you a solid practical and theoretical background for understanding, analysing, and designing human-centred technologies and their user interfaces. A special emphasis is placed on user-centred design methods and their integration in product development, as well as evaluating user experience with end users.

Teaching is jointly offered by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Tampere (UTA). User Experience studies are a part of Human-Technology Interaction studies offered by TUT and UTA ( 

To become a MSc graduate you will need to complete the degree programme worth 120 ECTS. The modern study methods consist of lectures, exercises, group assignments, independent studying and examinations. Courses are worth
0 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are awarded for successfully completing a
master's thesis. Each ECTS is equal to an average workload of 27 hours.

The programme consists of the following study modules

Course Catalogue for the academic year 2018-2019

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User Experience studies open the door to a broad range of career opportunities in the field of human-technology interaction. If you are a good communicator and an excellent team player in addition to having solid technical skills, a career as a user experience designer or researcher awaits you. Following the successful comletion of the programme, master's degree holders are also eligible to apply for entrance to doctroral programmes in Finland and abroad.


Updated by: Anna-Mari Viitala, 12.04.2018 9:01.
Content owner: Viitala Anna-Mari
Keywords: education and studies, human-centered design, human-technology interaction, software engineering

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