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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

Programme information

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.

Entry requirements

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.

English Language requirements

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.

Assessment

100% coursework including the submission of design projects and reports, group and individual presentations, amongst others. 

Future Career Prospects

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.

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 £7,250 £16,100

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.

Our students

Yining Lee

"The support is great. We have skilled tutors that give us advice as well as directing the way to get support for our ideas."

MA User Experience Design

Robert

"My programme offers a diverse range of modules and is a great way to develop new skills whilst also expanding upon your existing skill set."

MA Industrial Design and Technology

Yining Lee

"The support is great. We have skilled tutors that give us advice as well as directing the way to get support for our ideas."

MA User Experience Design

Robert

"My programme offers a diverse range of modules and is a great way to develop new skills whilst also expanding upon your existing skill set."

MA Industrial Design and Technology