Taught course

User Experience Design

Loughborough University · School of Design and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification). We will consider students from a range of disciplines relevant to User Experience Design (including Art and Design, Computer Science, Media, Psychology, Business).

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.

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.

The MSc in User Experience Design is offered alongside a parallel MA in User Experience and Service Design programme. The key difference is that the MSc is more focused on empirical investigation, data analysis and technologies that can create great user experiences, whereas the MA has a more empathic and broader world-view of user experience design.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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