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M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction

The Human Computer Interaction programme from University of Trento aims at investigating people and their actions as a starting point for the purposes of technology design. It provides an effective approach to address the many challenges (public engagement, participation, privacy, emotion) currently faced by computer sciences.

The ultimate goal of the Human Computer Interaction programme from University of Trento is to train a new generation of researchers and professionals, who can understand the complexity of human cognition, behaviour and emotion at a micro-meso- and macro-level and are able to embed this knowledge in new computing artefacts and technologies matching the most diverse human values, interests and needs.

Quick facts

Degree awarded Master of Science – “Laurea Magistrale” – in Human Computer Interaction
Workload The total workload for each student is 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
Duration 2 years full-time
Intake September each year
Fees and funding
(approximate range)
EU: 340€ – 3,400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
Non-EU: 1,000€ – 6,500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)
Location TrentoItaly

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Career opportunities

Graduates in Human-Computer Interaction will acquire a solid background in the field of communication technologies for the creation and development of user-oriented and environmentally sustainable products and interfaces, thus meeting a demand which has been constantly increasing on the market of new technologies.

They can be employed in both the private and the public sector, e.g. in the fields of

  • marketing
  • research
  • health
  • services
  • industries dealing with the creation and development of products requiring a human interface

Graduates can also become self-employed and work as consultants for private and public institutions concerned with the analysis and development of Human-Computer Interaction, ergonomic systems and computational models of the cognitive processes.


Application deadlines
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  • March for non-EU students living abroad
  • May for EU students and non-EU students living in Italy


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • English language B2 CEFR level (accepted certificates are listed in the call for application)
  • Specific preparation in Information Sciences and/or Psychology
  • CV and motivation letter
  • Statement of purpose

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