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User Experience Design

University of the Arts London (UAL)

15 months
22920 GBP/year
11220 GBP/year
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The MA User Experience Design at University of the Arts London (UAL) is a professionally focused, design-led course that will equip you with the specialist skills to conceive, prototype and produce human-centred experiences in an interactive digital context.


On this industry focused and design-led User Experience Design course at University of the Arts London (UAL), you'll learn how compelling user experiences are designed, tested, and evaluated. 

The course covers the advanced studio skills of user experience design, including the methods and practices of user research through the critical-theoretical background.

What can you expect?

You'll gain knowledge of the relevant tools, materials and practices that make up user experience design in the context of the community of practice represented by London College of Communication.

With a focus on design for complex systems, emerging technologies and integrated experiences, you’ll develop an informed approach which builds on a foundation of graphic, communication and interface design values through open inquiry and creative risk-taking.

Work experience and opportunities

The methods and tools of user research are emphasised throughout and you will be challenged to collaborate on live industry briefs covering varied topics such as UX for wearable technologies, smart cities, data visualisation and social transformation.

The course is intended for people who have completed an undergraduate degree in design, social sciences, digital technologies, media and communications, and associated degrees.

We also anticipate that applicants will be working designers wishing to deepen their practice and develop new opportunities.

Programme Structure

Course structure: 

  • UX Studio Practice - This unit aims to provide you with a critical understanding of user experience design in the context of contemporary studio practice.

    It will help you position your approach to the subject relative to the current theoretical ideas and working practices of user experience design.

  • Macro UX

  • Collaborative Unit

  • Final Major Project and Portfolio of Writing - The aims of the Final Major Project and Critical Context Report are to offer you the opportunity to engage in a major research-led project in which the emphasis will be on defining, analysing and developing an individual and focused approach to user experience design.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Interactive Media Design, Web Design, Communication Design, Computer Science, Digital Design, Product Design, Anthropology
  • Possession of equivalent qualifications
  • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required
  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Study Proposal for the Major Project

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22920 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22920 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    11220 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11220 GBP per year during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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