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User Experience Design MSc (PGCert PGDip)

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Moulsecoomb Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The User Experience Design MSc is a flexible course that you can tailor to your own professional interests. It will help to train you for roles that range from usability, interaction and interface design through to general project management and consulting.

The course is for designers and software developers wishing to enhance their knowledge of user-centred design and usability evaluation of software-enabled products.

Course content has been designed for maximum relevancy to the marketplace.

Upon completion, you'll be able to apply your knowledge and interaction design skills to novel interaction paradigms; make effective use of a broad range of design methods; obtain in-depth knowledge of developments in mobile, ubiquitous or wearable systems and understand the commercial contexts of interaction design.

Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Course structure

The course can be studied full-time or part-time.

For full-time students the academic year is divided into three 15-week semesters.

The taught element of the course is delivered during the first two semesters. Modules involve approximately 20 per cent classroom teaching and 80 per cent individual or group work. The third semester focuses on your major project.

Part-time students study alongside full-time students with a minimum attendance of one half day per week, depending on the number of modules taken.

Careers

Graduates have gone on to work as commercial interaction designers on both software and software-enabled physical products, as well as using this as a starting point for a research career in human-centred interaction design.

Our graduates are working in roles that include:

digital consultant
senior developer
UX designer
web designer
digital marketer.

At the end of the taught element there is the possibility of a placement with a digital media company for the major project module. This puts real experience on your CV as you consolidate your expertise.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,300per year

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

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 86 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    146 65%

    22nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    35th

    12

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