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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 2 years

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£*1 (FT) £N/A (PT)
£N/A (FT) £N/A (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 5 October 2015
Close: 15 February 2016
Fees note: UK/EU full-time fee available on request from the department.

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.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

The thematic core foundations together with modules on 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.

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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site ICT Innovation MSc


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Brown Family Bursary - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY

£15,000 (1 year)
UK students
Based on both academic merit and financial need

Computer Science Excellence Scholarships

£4,000 (1)
UK, EU students

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website


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.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The EIT Digital Master School is a 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 institutes to build a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interest. We offer double degrees, which combine 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 leading European research institutes and leading business partners.

Student / staff ratios › 200 staff including 120 postdocs › 650 taught students › 175 research students

Department: Computer Science

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
15 February 2016
The admission procedure for the EIT Digital 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

Please note that applications after the deadline may be accepted. Late applications will be processed subject to time, availability and resources.

For more information see our Applications page.

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