User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University

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Last Updated on Fri, 15 Jan 2021

User Experience Design MSc 🔗

About User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University

Degree Offered Master of Science (MSc)
Other Degrees Offered -
Duration 1 year (full-time), Not Available (part-time)
Location loughborough
Program Offered October 2021
Application Deadline 6 September
Admission Type Rolling Decision
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Entry Requirements for User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University 🔗

TOEFL Overall score of 92, with not less than 22 in each test (for non-native speakers)
IELTS Overall score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in each test (for non-native speakers)
Personal Statement
Total Credits 180
Personal Statement Word limit -
Letter of Recommendation 2
Resume / CV
Transcripts ✅ (unofficial)
Portfolio *** 💡 (optional)
Application Fee £18

** English proficiency can be proved in many other ways. Read here

*** All students, of any nationality, who are from a design-related background should provide a portfolio showing examples of work relevant to the MSc User Experience Design. This should be around 10 pages long. 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. We encourage you to critically reflect on how you could improve your technique and project outcomes.

Personal Statement Prompt

this should explain your motivation for studying the programme, any relevant skills and experience you have (through studying or work), and your future career aspirations and how this programme will support you in achieving this. Remember to let your passion for the subject shine through!

Cost of attendence at User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University

UK £11,400
Overseas £25,450

Scholorships available for User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University

There are a number of different funding options available to master’s students, including scholarships, bursaries and loans. For more information, please see our master’s degree funding page.

What will you study?

Why you should study this degree

  • Develop empathic digital products and services based on design-thinking models and negotiation of conflicting user perspectives; realised through Experience Design.
  • Appraise user-centred design’s fundamental research techniques to investigate emotional and cognitive experiences; realised through Design Research Methods.
  • Synthesise usability evaluation, website design, and psychology to make informed judgements on iterative website design; realised through Usability Principles and Practice.
  • Support the student’s creative, analytical, or technological skills growth within design or creative arts contexts; realised through the Optional modules.
  • Construct sophisticated Human-Machine prototypes with the aid of statistics, advanced usability principles, data analytics and experimental prototyping techniques; realised through UX Design for Advanced Technology.
  • Design innovative solutions to society’s complex problems while collaborating with other design specialities; realised through the Industry Project.
  • Develop original research into unsolved and novel User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction problems; realised through user-centred experimentation via the new UX Design Research module.

Faculty at User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University 🔗

Cees de Bont is the Dean of Loughborough Design School. research_stats

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Research Areas at User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University

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Careers After User Experience Design MSc - Loughborough University

Organisations beyond the design industry - including management and information technology companies - value the user-centred design skills we teach. Graduates usually pursue careers as user experience designers, interaction designers, user researchers, usability specialists, and consultants. In some cases, graduates go on to careers in research, teaching, or progress onto PhD study..

Graduate destinations

Employment destinations of our recent graduates include IBM Design, IBM iX, Samsung, Next, Dyson, Tencent, Huawei, Baidu, and Pivotal Labs.

The MSc in User Experience Design is offered alongside a parallel MA in User Experience and Service Design programme. The key difference is that the MSc is more focused on empirical investigation, data analysis and technologies that can create great user experiences. In contrast, the MA has a more empathic and broader world-view of user experience design.

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