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Professional Diploma
in UX Design

Professional Diploma in UX Design

What you’ll learn?

The full UX process

Duration

6 months

Commitment

5 hours per week

Price

$3,350

Format

Online, self-paced

Build a rewarding career in UX

  • Learn to think like a UX designer
  • Build confidence in essential UX concepts
  • Get job-ready skills and a professional portfolio

The gold standard in UX education

Students love the experience of learning with us.

“An absolute must for every aspiring UX designer. Thank you for developing such a professional and comprehensive course.”
Yakari Van Dessel
Yakari Van Dessel

UX Designer

Intracto

“It was exactly what I needed at that time in my career. I got a cool new job as Senior UX Consultant in a big company. ”
Bogdan Haituc
Bogdan Haituc

Senior UX Design Consultant

Deloitte Digital

“It’s the best investment you could make for yourself and your career. The connections you make, the knowledge you gain, and just the confidence that you build in yourself.”
Victoria Robin
Victoria Robin

UX Manager

Alltech

“I honestly can’t think of any cons about this course. It was so well structured and easy to understand. The tutors are incredibly friendly and helpful.”
Fiona Crombie
Fiona Crombie

Product Designer

Nova Futur

A real education in UX

“An absolute must for every aspiring UX designer. Thank you for developing such a professional and comprehensive course.”
Yakari Van Dessel
Yakari Van Dessel

Intracto

“It was exactly what I needed at that time in my career. I got a cool new job as Senior UX Consultant in a big company. ”
Bogdan Haituc
Bogdan Haituc

Deloitte Digital

“It’s the best investment you could make for yourself and your career. The connections you make, the knowledge you gain, and just the confidence that you build in yourself.”
Victoria Robin
Victoria Robin

Alltech

“I honestly can’t think of any cons about this course. It was so well structured and easy to understand. The tutors are incredibly friendly and helpful.”
Fiona Crombie
Fiona Crombie

Nova Futur

Our graduates get jobs they love

We’ve helped thousands of students to kickstart enjoyable careers in UX design.

Google
Google
Google
Google
Google
Google
Google
Ylva Bergvik
Kate Giblett
Stephanie Bell
Kate McHugh
Luisa Berta
Cassie Cardiff
John Kalnin
Julia Mullinger
Julia Mullinger

User Researcher, Storm ID

"My qualification was important to my interviewers. They asked about the modules, the practical exercises and the exam. They were impressed with my exam result and my course portfolio."
Next course commences:

5 October 2021

7 places remaining
Enrolment deadline is 28 September 2021
$3,350
Payment plans available
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A university-backed
curriculum

The Professional Diploma in UX Design is credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonia University. It covers everything you need to become a certified UX professional.

To see the full syllabus request more details below.

Module 1

Introduction to UX design

Gain a deep understanding of the UX design process.

Module 2

User research

Master core research methods, from usability testing to depth interviews.

Module 3

Analysis techniques

Translate research data into user goals, personas and journey maps.

Module 4

Structure and navigation

Define navigation, user flows and information architecture.

Module 5

Interactions

Dig into the details of interaction design and sketching.

Module 6

Design principles

Harness the power of design principles to create better software.

Module 7

Design patterns

Discover proven techniques to increase the usability of any design.

Module 8

Mobile UX

Learn how to design mobile websites and applications.

Module 9

Workflows

Master the details of designing common user workflows.

Module 10

Prototyping and wireframing

Build interactive prototypes and annotate your designs.

Projects

Portfolio projects

Develop your UX portfolio through a series of real-world projects.

Exam

2-hour final exam

Get assessed on your knowledge through a final exam.

Real-world projects

There are 16 projects to give you hands-on experience on all the key aspects of UX. You’ll build a professional portfolio to demonstrate your job readiness.

“My course portfolio is how I got my job, it shows that you have the knowledge. You can talk about UX design, but you can also present a body of work.”

Alessio Ferracuti
Alessio Ferracuti

UX/UI Designer
IES Ltd.

Project by Keith Nolan

Project by Keith Nolan

Project by Veronica Praml

Project by Veronica Praml

Project by Steven Souter

Project by Steven Souter

Project by JJ Micun

Project by JJ Micun

“My course portfolio is how I got my job, it shows that you have the knowledge. You can talk about UX design, but you can also present a body of work.”

Alessio Ferracuti
Alessio Ferracuti

UX/UI Designer
IES Ltd.

Learn more about the curriculum and projects

Our education advisors can provide you with a complete
syllabus and project breakdown.

Get in touch

Support at every step

UX is a team sport. From day one, you’ll be part of a lively community of course managers, coaches and fellow students that support each other along the way.

Aoife

Aoife

Kelly

Kelly

Ellen

Ellen

Rebecca

Rebecca

Eoghan

Eoghan

Emily

Emily

Jade

Jade

Eoghain

Eoghain

Student Success team

Our friendly and responsive team will help you stay on track and keep you accountable.

Career coaches

Portfolio prep sessions, 1:1 interview coaching, and more to help you land your dream job.

A vibrant community

Collaborate, share tips and build connections on our lively student Slack channels.

SMOJ
SMOJ

Your gateway to the industry

Start building your professional network and your connections with the UX industry.

Course mentors

Your course mentor is an expert practitioner who brings years of insight from working in UX.

UX Insider talks

Enjoy lively discussions with thought leaders and senior pros in our regular UX Insider webinars.

Industry Advisory Council

All courses are validated with design leaders in top companies to make sure they’re fit for industry.

Your gateway to the industry
Your gateway to the industry

Request more details

Fill out the form and one of our team will be in touch to give you more details about the course and answer any questions you have.

Or if you're happy to get started, you can enrol today.

“It’s probably the best decision I’ve made in my career so far.”

Daniel Guy
Daniel Guy

Interaction Designer
Ministry of Justice UK

Frequently asked questions

More questions? Schedule a call with an educational advisor, or email us at hello@uxdesigninstitute.com

What are the admissions criteria?

Students are admitted on a case-by-case basis after a consultation with one of our Education Advisors. Key factors we’ll discuss with you include:

1. Background

You don’t need experience in design or technology to enrol in our courses, although having one or both is a definite bonus. Our students come from a diverse mix of backgrounds, including project management, development, graphic design, product management, business analysis and so on.

2. Commitment

You do need to be motivated and committed. We set a high bar. Studying for one of our professional qualifications requires a certain amount of time, energy and focus. Our team will be there to support you along every step of the way but success will come as a result of your own diligence.

3. English language

You need to be comfortable learning in English. All video lessons, course materials, webinars, correspondence and the final exam are delivered in English.

How is the course structured?

There are two learning paths available to you:

1. Structured path

The most popular option is to follow the six-month structure. Each month you are given a deadline with a number of video lessons to complete. A monthly mentor-hosted webinar allows you to discuss coursework to date, ask questions and get feedback on your assignment.

2. Self-directed path

Alternatively, according to your personal time constraints, you can complete the course entirely at your own pace. As the course is delivered entirely online, it means that you’re free to complete it whenever you are free. You’ll still be able to take part in any of the webinars - either live or catching up through recordings. Once enrolled, you'll have access to all of the course materials for twelve months.

Will I get a mentor?

Yes. Each course has a dedicated mentor. All our mentors are top-class UX professionals with many years of experience working in the field. Your mentor will host your monthly webinars, and will be available during those sessions to answer questions, review projects and keep you motivated.

Will I build a portfolio?

Yes. Practical work is a huge part of the course. For the Professional Diploma in UX Design there are a total of 16 projects to give you hands-on experience on all the key aspects of UX. Each project is part of a single case study - researching, designing and prototyping a website or a mobile app. The output will be a portfolio of work that will showcase your skills and experience in UX.

Will I work on a team?

Yes, if you want to. Each course is limited to a maximum of 75 people. This allows you to build relationships with your fellow students on a dedicated Slack channel, and collaborate on projects and study time.

Are the courses recognised?

The UK higher education system is internationally renowned for its excellent standards. Our courses are all credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university. The Professional Diploma in UX Design is allocated 20 credits at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system.
For guidance, please review the Certification Equivalents Table.

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