Taught course

User Experience Design

Loughborough University · Loughborough Design School

Entry requirements

1st or 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. 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. For those who are not able to provide a portfolio, it is important that their personal statement explains their interest in user experience design and any relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our User Experience Design MA programme is designed to help you develop your critiical awareness of major issues in interaction and user experience design.

Our MA in User Experience Design aims to help you improve your effectiveness as a user centred designer within industry. The content of the User Experience Design programme enables you to develop your skills and competencies in both the creative and analytical aspects of user experience whilst working on a diverse range of projects.

Key skills that you will develop include 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.

Our MA in User Experience Design was formerly named Interaction Design and has been renamed User Experience Design to better represent its content.

Specialist eye tracking equipment and software is available to support usability evaluations. Audio visual equipment is available to support design research activities including state-of-the-art wearable cameras

The School has a number of computer facilities available to students including a newly equipped laboratory with 40 Apple Mac terminals, with a wide range of design and UX software available.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
(0)1509 226900