Study user experience design (UXD) in a city that is one of the UK’s leading centres for creative technology. And benefit from our partnerships and collaboration with employers and our professional networks in the city and beyond.
Our accredited course fosters innovation and creativity in interactive design. You’ll develop your knowledge of human-computer interaction and design for interactive products in a range of application areas.
With a focus on applied learning you will plan and manage an interactive design project from concept to implementation and gain an understanding of the commercial contexts of interaction design. You also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience on placement with a digital media company as part of your major project module.
You’ll develop research skills working alongside researchers in our Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS) that explores the interaction between people and software systems from the perspectives of analysis, design, evaluation and visualisation. You also benefit from our well-established links with industry and have opportunities to attend networking events and talks with user ex professionals and researchers.
User Experience Design MSc is a flexible course that has been designed so that you can study full- or part-time and tailor your learning to your personal and career interests.
Brighton, United Kingdom
IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 85
The course can be studied full-time or part-time.
The taught element of the course is delivered during the first two semesters. Modules involve approximately 20% classroom teaching and 80% 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.
Degree and experience
Normally, a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline, ie those including substantial elements of computing, psychology, information design or product design. For appropriate candidates without an honours degree, entry to the course will normally involve an interview.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.
International (full-time) - 15,462 GBP
Accredited by the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Accreditation is conditional on studying module ISM105 The Business and the Information System.
UXD MSc graduates will be able to work as commercial interaction designers on both software and software-enabled physical products. This may also be a starting point for a research career in human-centred interaction design.
Our graduates are working in roles that include: