Taught course

User Experience and Service Design

Loughborough University · Loughborough Design School

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification). Most applicants have a design background but we consider students from a range of disciplines relevant to user experience design, including psychology, computer science and business studies.

All students from a design-related background should provide a portfolio showing examples of relevant work. If you are not able to provide a portfolio, your personal statement should explain your interest in user experience design and any relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA User Experience and Service Design will develop critical awareness of major issues in interaction design, user experience (UX) design and service design to improve effectiveness as a user-centred designer within industry.

The content of the programme will enable you to develop your skills and competencies in both the creative and analytical aspects of UX, whilst working on a diverse range of projects. This includes the opportunity to design experiences that embed digital in the physical world, or use new and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR).

You will develop key skills in user experience design principles and practice, qualitative and quantitative design research methods, interactive screen based prototyping, interaction design, usability testing, service and social design, team working and project management.

Information for international students

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Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    up to 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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