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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
Our alumni work with the world’s leading companies

Professional Diploma in
UX Design

University credit-rated by:
Glasgow Caledonian University

A real education in UX

“I was apprehensive about studying online, but the videos are engaging, well paced and excellently structured. The mentors are extremely helpful and approachable.”
Aisling Teevan
Aisling Teevan

Dublin

“This course has been really great! I recently completed it and got my diploma. Being certified has already given me the opportunity to work on various UX projects.”
Joost Verheyen
Joost Verheyen

Amsterdam

“A fantastic platform for online learning. I would highly recommend the Professional Diploma to obtain a true understanding of UX and the design process.”
Niall Moran
Niall Moran

Dublin

“I really enjoy how the course is set out. You can go at your own pace, and there is always someone available via Slack or email to answer questions.”
Seanna Cooke
Seanna Cooke

Glasgow

A real education in UX

“I was apprehensive about studying online, but the videos are engaging, well paced and excellently structured. The mentors are extremely helpful and approachable.”
Aisling Teevan
Aisling Teevan

Dublin

“This course has been really great! I recently completed it and got my diploma. Being certified has already given me the opportunity to work on various UX projects.”
Joost Verheyen
Joost Verheyen

Amsterdam

“A fantastic platform for online learning. I would highly recommend the Professional Diploma to obtain a true understanding of UX and the design process.”
Niall Moran
Niall Moran

Dublin

“I really enjoy how the course is set out. You can go at your own pace, and there is always someone available via Slack or email to answer questions.”
Seanna Cooke
Seanna Cooke

Glasgow

Why become a UX designer?

Be in demand
UX is a high-growth sector. There are more than 6,000 UX designer roles currently live in the US.
Get well paid
UX designers are highly paid. The average entry-level salary for a UX designer in the US is $61,941.

PayScale, 2020

Love your job
UX designers make an impact. They solve real-world problems using an exciting mix of research, design, technology and psychology.

Next course commences:
4 August 2021

4 places remaining

Enrolment deadline is
29 July 2021
$3,350
Payment plans available
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What you’ll learn

We’ve put together a university credit-rated curriculum that covers everything you need to know to become a certified UX professional and turbocharge your career.

To see the full syllabus register your interest 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.

Jonny Fraser
Jonny Fraser

UX Designer, iheed

“Employers knew I had limited UX experience but they liked the fact that I was passionate about learning. I love what I do now and I wouldn’t be where I am without the UX Design Institute.”

“An exceptional learning experience”

We’ve worked hard to design the best possible online learning experience for you. As well as an unrivalled syllabus, our approach includes:

Projects for your portfolio

Learn-by-doing with a series of real-world projects ideal for your UX portfolio.

Expert mentors

Be guided by expert design mentors during monthly group sessions.

Structure and flexibility

Stay motivated with a structured programme that fits into your schedule.

Support

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

Student community

Connect with our global student community to brainstorm, share knowledge and get ideas.

Career coaching

Benefit from expert advice to help you master the UX job search and build your network.

What you’ll achieve

Gain a deep understanding of the UX methods that today’s employers are looking for.

  • Learn to think like a UX designer
  • Build confidence in essential UX concepts
  • Grow your career with job-ready skills

Register your interest

After you register, one of our team will be in touch to give you more details about the course and answer any questions you have.

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

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.