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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years full time including professional placement, 2-3 years part time
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Embark on a transformative journey with the User Experience Design MSc programme at Kingston University. This dynamic course is meticulously crafted to nurture your skills as an interaction designer, usability engineer, or user researcher. Delve into the realms of behavioural theory, design practice, and cutting-edge technology to craft seamless user experiences across various platforms. The curriculum is designed to guide you through real-world UX projects, from analysis to evaluation, ensuring you graduate with a robust portfolio and online presence. Benefit from industry insights from renowned companies like Sony, DreamWorks, and Samsung, and gain accreditation from the prestigious British Computer Society. The programme offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations. Whether you hold a background in art and design, computer science, or humanities, this programme welcomes diverse talents and experiences. Elevate your career prospects and become a sought-after UX professional with Kingston University's User Experience Design MSc.

About the course

The aim of the User Experience Design MSc course is to equip you with the behavioural theory, design practice and technology know-how that is necessary for a career as interaction designer, usability engineer, user researcher, or head of user experience. The course focuses upon the analysis, design, prototyping and evaluation of multimedia, multi-modal, and multi-platform user interfaces that are easy to use and support a great user experience.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in art and design, computer science, or humanities. The most relevant undergraduate degrees are relevant to digital media – graphic design, communication design, interactive media, information technology – but also psychology, ethnography. The course attracts students with both BA and BSc degrees.

Experience in digital media, user interface development and user interaction design is particularly valuable. Experience in an application domain (health care, business information, retail) is also relevant.

Exceptionally, applicants may have no first degree but more than five years working in information technology, the creative industries or humanities.




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Alina

As an international student, I felt welcomed into the programme even before I landed in London. I personally found communication with course directors straightforward and helpful throughout my journey of receiving my postgraduate from Kingston University. The course itself was a good balance of theory and practice whilst encouraging independent studies. As a student who was also working part time, I was given the space to pursue a dissertation inspired by my employer, which ultimately led me to a permanent position after receiving my degree. Understanding methodologies such as design thinking during my time at Kingston has helped me throughout my career as a product manager. By having a comprehensive knowledge of user experience of both research and design, I am able to lead and collaborate effectively with designers and researchers in my organisation and have no trouble leading my own usability testing sessions! Pursuing this program had also inspired me to become a member of UXPA-UK and eventually led me into a leadership role on the board of the organisation.

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Up to 3,500

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