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Online Masters in User Experience Design PGDip

Falmouth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Falmouth University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    14 months

Course summary


Get practical skills in how to evaluate artifacts and development processes in an ongoing and iterative way. Use human-computer interaction (HCI) 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 Internet of Things, creative apps, museum installations, educational technology, and immersive business. As remote working increases in global software engineering and other industries, gain valuable experience of working co-creative contexts remotely. You’ll learn to evaluate which tools and methods work best for effective team co-creation.

On Falmouth Flexible’s PGDip User Experience Design, you’ll also:

  • Design and implement interfaces for digital real-time interactive systems
  • Apply the principles of design and creativity to improve user experiences
  • Learn to use different platforms for experience design and adapt to their technical constraints
  • Learn to apply primary and secondary research methods drawn from human-computer interaction and the broader computing literature
  • Learn to use methods from experimental psychology and data science to better understand how people engage with digital products and services
  • Explore how to innovate as a user experience designer
  • Practice interaction design across a range of application domains, including cybersecurity
  • Keep and control the IP of any interfaces you produce.

Who is this course for?

This course 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.

What you'll learn

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

Career options:

  • UI/UX designer
  • UX strategist
  • Interaction designer
  • Digital artist/designer
  • Technologist
  • Exhibition/installation designer
  • Research developer
  • Design researcher
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher
  • Product designer/entrepreneur
  • Usability researcher
  • Immersive artist
  • Web designer/developer
  • App developer
  • Full-Stack web developer
  • Game developer

Application deadline

10 May 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,300overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Falmouth University

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  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    137 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%


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