User Experience Design MA
- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: Up to 4 years
- School: Design
This programme is designed to help you develop your critical awareness of major issues in interaction and user experience design.
This programme was formerly named Interaction Design and has been renamed User Experience Design to better represent its content.
It aims to improve your effectiveness as a designer within industry and is beneficial to both recent graduates and those currently working within industry, advancing your knowledge and specialist skills to a higher level.
Loughborough Design School offers a unique combination of design and specialist human factors teaching which equips students with core Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) design skills. The content of the programme therefore enables you to develop your skills and competencies in both the creative and/or analytical aspects of User Experience whilst working on a diverse range of projects.
Key skills that you will develop include user experience design principles and practice, qualitative and quantitative design research methods, interactive screen based prototyping, usability testing, principles of sustainable business, enterprise and entrepreneurship, service and social design, team working and project management.
Please visit the Design School gallery to see example projects and more information about the School.
1st or 2:1 relevant Honours degree. Most applicants have a design background but we consider students from a range of disciplines relevant to User Experience Design (including psychology, computer science, business studies). For those not able to provide a portfolio it is important that your personal statement explains your interest in User Experience Design.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.
100% coursework including the submission of design projects and reports, group and individual presentations, amongst others.
Possible careers include – user experience designer, interaction designer, user researcher, usability specialist and service designer.
The broad nature of the course also supports a large number of other careers where there appears to be no direct relationship to design, for example the financial services. A number of our students have also gone on to start their own businesses or work freelance in a number of disciplines.