Graduate Destinations

Careers open to graduates of the course include:

  • Usability specialist
  • User‐centred design expert
  • Interaction designer
  • Applied ergonomist
  • User experience expert
  • Information architect
  • HCI expert
  • Human factors specialist

An interesting reading on "What is user experience, why are these professions worth considering, and how should I prepare to enter the field". 

In addition, MSc graduates can move on to a PhD or applied research in similar areas.


Graduate destinations for our course, averaged over recent years, are as follows:

  • Employed as HCI specialist 55%
  • Employed in other graduate level roles 19%
  • Other (Information not available and Personal commitments) 15%
  • PhD study 10%

The performance is testament to both the effectiveness of the programme and the calibre of students who participate. Graduates are employed by consultancies, government agencies, commercial organisations and commercial research laboratories – students on the MSc course complete a project as part of the course, and many projects are hosted by commercial organisations, a proportion of which subsequently employ the students.


The following links lead to information about careers or jobs in areas relevant to HCI and Ergonomics:
UCL careers
Institute of Ergopnomics and Human Factors
British HCI Group
British HCI group mail archives
ACM (mainly USA)
Human Factors + Ergonomics (USA)
Human Computer Interaction Resource Network (mainly USA)
CHI‐JOBS list (mainly USA)
Usability Professionals' Association (USA)
Boxes and Arrows (USA)
UPA job listings
Usability News
British HCI group consultancy list

If you have a specific question about graduate destinations, or about the course in general, please Rachel Benedyk: r.benedyk(at)ucl.ac.uk.

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