Taught course

User Experience Design

Loughborough University · Loughborough Design School

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification).

We will consider applicants from all academic backgrounds, not just design. You must have a genuine interest in new technologies and be comfortable working with data. Experience of software development/coding is not necessary. We value and promote diversity of all forms on our course. We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate a genuine desire to use new technologies to design better user experiences.

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.

If your degree/background means you do not have a portfolio, your personal statement must explain your interest in user experience design and why you want to study on the MSc User Experience Design course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in User Experience Design combines the empirical methods of data analysis with the empathy-centred skills essential to UX Design. Our modules enhance your ability to prototype digital products alongside systematic evaluation and an understanding of their core technologies. You will learn to design innovative product experiences with new technologies.

The MSc course develops your skills and competencies in UX Design’s creative and analytical aspects as you complete a diverse range of projects. We offer you the opportunity to design experiences that embed digital technology in the physical world, including Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). You will develop an understanding of how the technology works, how to prototype advanced experiences, and how to design interactions that create meaningful outcomes and spark joy. As it is an MSc, you will approach evaluation through the scientific method: collecting data through experimentation and applying empirical analysis in order to develop technology-based solutions.

You will develop critical skills in user experience design principles, qualitative and quantitative data handling, statistical analysis, low and high-fidelity prototyping, and scientific research. You will work with the UX industry through collaborative projects, seminars, and guest lectures. We also offer extra-curricular design challenges. These design challenges give you the chance to work with international experts from the UK, to China and other countries, and enter national design competitions. We will prepare you to be an analytical, technically-minded, and empathic UX Designer.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226900