The doctoral programme in interactive technology prepares students for work as a researcher in demanding R&D positions in the field of human-technology interaction. Interactive technology is a decidedly multidisciplinary field that focuses on research and development in human-technology interaction, and presumes proficiency in the perspectives and research methods of the information, technology and human sciences. One of its key objectives is to innovate, research and develop new UI technologies so that they support natural human behaviour and enable versatile and fulfilling experiences to the best possible extent. Employment prospects for PhDs are good because the possibilities enabled by the technology and the ways in which they are used are constantly evolving and increasing.
The range of research methods is wide and studies can be undertaken with different qualifications. Holders of PhDs are well versed in the theories and methods of their own research traditions and the most common methods and considerations in the field. They can select the methods that are the best suited to their research questions.
R&D is closely related in interactive technology. The majority of doctoral graduates will work in companies and organisations outside the university.
If you are interested in applying for the Doctoral Programme in Interactive Technology, you can find our admission requirements on our admissions pages.
Faculty of Communication Sciences
33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Visiting address of the Faculty Office:
Åkerlundinkatu 5, Tampere
Linna Building, 2nd floor
room: VIRTA 248