Taught course

User Experience Design

University of Central Lancashire · School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Entry requirements

An Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (computing, technology or technical design), with a 1 or 2.1 (or equivalent), and some programming experience (through a taught programme or self-taught).Students with non-standard qualifications or who have work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. All potentially suitable applicants will be interviewed.

Students will be expected to display communication skills appropriate to an Honours graduate. In particular, students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate appropriate competence speaking and writing in English. The normal minimum standard required is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

User Experience Design (UxD) is a highly sought specialist skill enabling the creation of compelling user experiences that keep individuals engaged with interactive computing products. This course is ideal if you have some existing programming skills and but wish to understand users and work with them to create technologies with positive user experiences. There is a growing demand for UX professionals and this course will provide you with skills and expertise needed to work in a team or individually to design and evaluate successful products. There is also a vibrant international research community developing new methods and theories that underpin UX within the broad field of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and more specific Interaction Design (IxD) and User Experience (UxD) areas, which you will encounter on the course. You will be taught by staff that are research active within the field of UX and working with UX practitioners within companies.

Semester 1

One semester consists of three taught modules that provide grounding in postgraduate study and in the techniques and theories appropriate to User Experience (UX) Design. In the other taught semester, students will study the specialist module UX Away from the Desktop, the project management module, and an option to broaden their UX or development skills. The project module is studied in Semesters 3 (June to September), during this time students work under supervision to complete a research or development-based project.

  • CO4820 Critical Analysis
  • CO4754 User-Centred System Design & Evaluation
  • CO4732 Advanced Topics in UX

Semester 2

  • CO4753 UX Away from the Desktop
  • CO4830 IT Projects & Programmes

Optional modules, choose one of the following:

  • CO4732 Child Computer Interaction
  • CO4752 Web Application Development
  • CO4832 Independent Investigation

Semester 3

  • CO4804 Masters Project

Optional additional module:

  • CO4882 Professional Placement

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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