Kingston University London - User Experience Design MSc

Kingston University London

User Experience Design MSc

The User Experience Design MSc course aims to equip you with the behavioral theory, design practice, and technology know-how that is necessary for a career as an interaction designer, usability engineer, user researcher, or head of user experience. It focuses on the analysis, design, prototyping, and evaluation of multimedia, multi-modal, and multi-platform user interfaces that are easy to use and support a great user experience.

Each taught module guides students through a UX project – to optimize an interaction, innovate a digital lifestyle, persuasively apply emerging technology, and collaborate on the development of virtual reality. Each project provides opportunities to analyze, design, prototype, and evaluate cutting-edge technologies, follow industry trends, and apply contemporary theories. A final "capstone" project completes the student's portfolio.

This course was developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks, and Samsung Design Europe. Kingston University is an active member of TIGA, the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), and supports the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA UK).

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course prepares you for a career as a usability engineer, user researcher, user experience designer, and general "UX-er".
  • You will graduate with an online professional presence and a portfolio that displays your skills.
  • Facilities include four Tobii eye trackers and biometric sensors.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in art and design, computer science, or humanities. The most relevant undergraduate degrees are relevant to digital media – graphic design, communication design, interactive media, information technology – but also psychology, ethnography. The course attracts students with both BA and BSc degrees.
  • IELTS academic test in English with an


    overall score of 6.5,




    no element below 6.0

Career Prospects

Graduates of this course now work in roles such as user experience designer, user experience researcher, product owner, usability consultant, interaction designer, and information architect and content strategist.

Some work in-house, at companies such as John Lewis, Aviva, IBM, E-Bay, BSkyB, RAC, Thomas Cook, BBC) in UK and around the world at Google (USA), Symantec, Microsoft and TPVision (India). Others work for agencies such as Systems Concepts, weare:London, AIA Worldwide, Amaro, Wilson Fletcher  and UI Centric, in the UK, and around the world at MediaEngine (Italy), Oxx (Norway) and Thoughtworks (Johannesburg).

Course Details

These course features are intended to maintain academic standards and ease the transition from university study to commercial practice, whilst providing an enjoyable and stimulating experience that develops individuals holistically:

  • Project-based teaching and learning.
  • Talks on principles and methods, and guided practical workshops support the development of UX practice.
  • In-class presentations and workshops, and discussions encourage collaboration.
  • Coursework topics tailored to development of your portfolio and destination.
  • Balanced consideration of research, design, prototyping and evaluation in the context of project management.
  • A broad coverage of UX issues that covers mobile, desktop and other devices (Internet of Things).
  • User Performance and Experiential Criteria (from utility and efficiency to engagement, persuasion and brand perception).

Year 1

Digital Studio Practice
User Experience Design (Systems)
UX for Emerging Technology
User Experience Design (Content)
Digital Media Final Project

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