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PGDip User Experience Design

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

MAY

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Human Computer Interface (Hci) Development Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Introduction

Use human-computer interaction research methods to evaluate the user's needs and improve the experiences you create for them. Learn how user-centered design can be applied in areas such as the Internet of Things, creative apps, museum installations, educational technology and immersive business.

You will:

  • Explore how to innovate as a user experience designer
  • Learn methods from experimental psychology and data science to better understand how people engage with digital products and services
  • Practice interaction design across a range of application domains, including cybersecurity
  • You'll also be able to keep and control any IP interfaces you produce.

What you'll learn

On this UX Design course, you will learn to create engaging interfaces and interactions, appropriately evaluating usability and professionally applying key principles of experience design. You'll gain the ability to critically reflect upon and evaluate working methods and find the most effective ways to collaborate on projects. You'll also learn how to pitch your ideas; communicating concepts and presenting artefacts visually with clarity and enthusiasm.

How you'll learn

You'll learn through a blend of lectures, webinars, guest talks, tasks and discussion forums, which you'll access via our dedicated virtual learning environment. This is also where you'll find all key documentation, get course announcements and access extensive learning resources.

You'll be supported academically by Online Tutors, who will also deliver weekly webinars and facilitate the online forums. If you need assistance with anything that isn't directly related to course material, a dedicated Student Advisor team will be on hand to help. You'll also have access to Falmouth University's excellent employability service, RealWORKs.

You'll master key principles of experience design, spending 20-25 hours a week working on your craft. We incorporate optional face-to-face events for all our online students. There will be up to two per year and will typically run over weekends, to fit around your other commitments.

What our graduates do

This UX Design master's degree is for anyone who is excited by the opportunities presented by technology and who wants to carry out practice-based research to create thoughtful and engaging user experiences.

Games Academy graduates have worked as:

  • Creative practitioners at companies such as MediaTonic, Firesprite, Creative Assembly, Project Gamechanger and Rare
  • Creative AI specialists at companies including Ultrahaptics, Solutionpath and Bewsign
  • Researchers and developers at companies such as Facebook
  • Further study at doctoral-level in artificial intelligence and/or data science, sponsored by the likes of Google

Students will also achieve PgCert exit award during this course.

Modules

In this module you'll learn the core principles, methods and techniques of user experience (UX) design. You'll use concepts from a range of disciplines to develop a sequence of explorative designs and interactive prototypes. You'll also learn how to apply user-centered approaches to produce artefacts that meet the requirements of end users and adhere to best practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

7,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

7,600

Entry requirements

An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification is desirable. However, candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply.