Part Time Study


UCLIC recognises that for many applicants a flexible option is the best way for them to combine study with their other responsibilities. The Courses in HCI-E are modularised, and students are therefore offered the possibility of flexible part-time study over two or three years (or sometimes up to 5 years if including the MSc Project).

A recommended pattern of attendance and assessment spread over two or three years is usually followed. However, individual patterns are possible and applicants to the course who are interested in discussing an individual pattern of attendance should contact the Course Director at the earliest opportunity.

Any applicant considering a flexible study option should ensure they have discussed their situation and clarified any personal issues with Admissions staff, to ensure they are eligible to apply to be flexible students.


Part-time students attend the same classes as full-time students. We are currently in the process of restructuring the timetable and will publish details in early January 2016. Teaching will take place across two 11 week terms with a 1 week break in the middle (Reading Week). Where possible we aim to schedule teaching between 10 am and 5 pm. From 2016 we anticipate that the two 30 credit core modules will be taught over two days per week in the autumn term. Optional modules will be taught on 1 or two days per week in the spring term. Examinations are usually held between late April and early June.

We will publish further guidance on part-time study for the new structure in early January 2016. For further information or to discuss your case please contact Jo Pearson (e-mail jo.pearson[at]ucl.ac.uk,  +44 (0)20 3108 7043) in the first instance.

Term dates for 2016/17

Term dates for this year can be found in the Term Dates section of the main UCL website

Fees for flexible study

Modular flexible students pay fees each year on a pro-rata basis. This is worked out based on the number of credits taken for the first time in that academic year. The overall fee for the MSc is subject to an inflationary increment each year so you will pay slightly more per credit (effectively per module) each year. The MSc is worth 180 credits in total. There two core modules are worth 30 credits. Each of the optional modules is worth 15 credits and the dissertation is worth 60 credits.

So, each year...

Fee payable = (Full fee/180) x number of credits taken that year.

For further information (including fee schedules) please visit the fees website.

Fees will be worked out based on your module selections made in October. If you are a sponsored student your sponsor is expected to pay within 28 days of invoice. If you are paying your own fees you can arrange to pay in two installments – one due within 28 days of the fee notice and the other in February.

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