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Contact details

Dr Tim Weyrich

Email: t.weyrich@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7287

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

€3,500 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

€8,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Computer Science

Key facts

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ICT Innovation MSc

This MSc forms the second year of the dual Master's degree of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme offers an advanced ICT engineering education together with a business minor focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will spend their first year at one of the EIT's partner universities in Europe, and can elect to spend their second year at UCL.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The thematic core foundations together with modules in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be taught during the first year. In the second year at UCL, the programme focuses on the two thesis projects and on specialised taught modules. Students at UCL will choose either Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) or Digital Media Technology (DMT) as their major specialisation.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The EIT ICT Labs Master School is a new European initiative designed to turn Europe into a global leader in ICT innovation, fostering a partnership between leading companies, research centres and technical universities in Europe.

The school offers two-year programmes where you can choose two universities in two different European countries to build a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interest. We offer double degrees, which combines technical competence with a set of skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. While you get an excellent theoretical education, you also get the opportunity to work with European top research institutes and leading business partners.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 2 years

This two year dual masters degree has an overall credit value of 120 ECTS. Students take modules to the value of 60 ECTS (150 Credits) in their second year at UCL, consisting of four taught modules (60 credits), a minor thesis (15 credits) and a master's thesis (75 credits).

Core Modules

  • Technical Major: Human-Computer Interaction and Design
  • Ergonomics for Design
  • Affective Interaction
  • Minor Thesis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Master's Thesis

  • Technical Major: Digital Media Technology
  • Virtual Environments
  • Advanced Modelling, Rendering and Animation
  • Computational Photography and Capture
  • Minor Thesis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Master's Thesis


  • Technical Major: Human-Computer Interaction and Design
  • Affective Computing and Human-robot Interaction
  • Societechnical Systems: IT and the Future of Work
  • Interfaces and Interactivity
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Virtual Environments

  • Technical Major: Digital Media Technology
  • Machine Vision
  • Geometry of Images
  • Image Processing
  • Computational Modelling for Biomedical Imaging
  • Acquisition and Processing of 3D Geometry
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Network and Application Programming
  • Interaction Design
  • Professional Practice


All MSc students undertake a minor thesis and a master's thesis, in collaboration with an external partner. For the master's thesis, students will spend at least two months in the external partner's environment.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, practical sessions, case studies, problem-based learning and project work. Assessment is through coursework assignments, unseen examinations and the two thesis projects.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree comprising a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and if qualified, receive a conditional offer. Applicants following longer programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply


The admission procedure for the EIT ICT Labs Master's Programme is organised centrally from Sweden by the KTH Admissions Office. Please read the admission requirements and application instructions before sending your documents.

For further details of how to apply please visit EIT applications.

The deadline for applications is 15 February. Please note that applications after the deadline will be accepted. Late applications will be processed subject to time, availability and resources.

Who can apply?

This programme is suitable for students with a relevant degree who wish to develop key skills in innovation and entrepreneurship together with an advanced education in ICT engineering, for a future career or further study in this field.


Graduates of this programme will have the key skills in innovation and entrepreneurship necessary for the international market, together with a solid foundation in the technical topics that drive the modern technological economy.

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