Special information for applicants to MA User Experience and Service Design and MSc User Experience Design

Due to the unprecedented and growing demand for User Experience Masters programmes at Loughborough University from Chinese students, for the October 2022 recruitment cycle we need to introduce an application deadline for MSc User Experience Design and MA User Experience and Service Design programmes.

The application deadline date for mainland China applications is 7 January 2022. We need to set this deadline because we want to give students the best international and mixed studying environment and experience, as students from different countries tend to apply at different points of the application period.

All applications received by this date are guaranteed to be reviewed and a decision made by 31 January 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered and an offer made only if there are still spaces on the programmes.

To allow your application to be assessed properly, you should ensure you provide a portfolio with your application. This should be around 10 pages long and no more than 8 MB in size and should show examples of work relevant to the degree programme you are applying for. You must demonstrate your understanding of human centred design, including your design process, the project outcome and how you considered the end user’s experience. You are encouraged to critically reflect on how you could improve your technique and project outcomes. Applications submitted before the deadline but where the portfolio is not submitted until after the deadline will only be considered and an offer made if there are still spaces on the programme.

By making this change we will be able to improve the application process considerably and ensure all applicants receive their decision in time for Chinese New Year. We will also be able to ensure a more diverse cohort onto the programmes – improving the study experience for all students and, in particular, our Chinese students.

Should there be an insufficient number or quality level of applications by the deadline we shall announce and encourage new applications beyond this point.

If you need more information please contact Postgraduate Taught Admissions: pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk