Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Science and Technology - Program


The Learning Lab

An innovative and organic blend of structured and hands-on learning, and research experience.

As part of the Learning Lab, Human-IST MAS students will have a work space in a small Human-IST open-plan office with in-situ learning facilities, to work on an applied research project in collaboration with an industrial partner, with regular supervision, both collective and individual, innovation seminars and access to knowledge and a Fab lab. They will also attend regular courses and seminars in which they will gain theoretical knowledge in Interaction Science and Technology. Finally, they will have to write a thesis related to the project that addresses a fundamental research question, as in a traditional academic setting.

Apply for the MAS
Deadline: June 1st 2018
for individual courses

The Learning Lab gives future interaction scientists and technologists a competitive edge. 



The MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) will be worth 60 ECTS credits and will be carried out over the course of 1 year full-time, with a maximum annual intake of 6 students.


Student Profile

The program is geared towards, but not restricted to, recently graduated master students from universities or universities of applied sciences who want to specialize in interaction science or learn new skills to complement their existing knowledge.

Academic Requirements

Students will be considered for admission into the Human-IST MAS program if they have a Master's diploma from an institute of higher education (a university, a polytechnial university, a university of applied sciences or equivalent).  Professional experience is an asset.

Since the program, including all courses, will be held in English and the reports are expected to be written in English, students are recommended to have an English proficiency level of at least B2.

Fulfilling the admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the MAS program. Decisions regarding admission are made by the program direction, and students must receive a formal letter from the program direction to confirm their admission.

Study Grants and Fees

As the MAS program has a maximum annual intake of 6 students, admission is highly competitive, and only students with outstanding qualifications (determined based on a CV, letter of motivation, samples of previous work and letters of reference) will be accepted. The top students will receive a study grant of 32'000CHF, which is expected to help cover the enrollement fee and contribute to paying for basic living expenses during their time of study. The enrollment fee for the MAS program is 20'000CHF, to be paid in full before the start of the program.