Professional Diploma in

UX Design

Get the mindset, the confidence and the skills that make UX designers so valuable. Build your UX career with a globally recognized, industry-approved qualification.

What you’ll learn?

The full UX design process

Duration

6 months

Commitment

5 hours per week

Price

$2,950

Format

Online, self-paced

Our alumni work with the world’s leading companies

Professional Diploma in
UX Design

credit-rated by
Glasgow Caledonian University

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Aisling Teevan
Aisling Teevan

Dublin

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

Amsterdam

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“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.”
Niall Moran
Niall Moran

Dublin

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

Glasgow

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“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.”

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Aisling Teevan
Aisling Teevan

Dublin

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

Amsterdam

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“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.”

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Niall Moran
Niall Moran

Dublin

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

Glasgow

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“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.”

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:
3 June 2021

Limited spaces available

Standard course price
$3,350
Early bird price until 18 May 2021
$2,950
Payment plans available
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Learn with us

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.

1-to-1 Mentoring

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.

“I felt really supported by my mentor and the student success team. I always felt like they were there if I needed anything.”

Jonny Fraser, UX Designer at iheed

Duration

6 months, self-paced

Get certified in six months following a flexible, structured learning path.

Delivery

Fully online

The course is delivered entirely online, with on-demand video, 1-to-1 mentoring, and support.

Assessment

Exam and projects

Before getting certified, you will be assessed on your project work and your exam score.

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.

10 modules

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.

Outcomes for you

The Professional Diploma in UX Design will give you a thorough understanding of the concepts and techniques today’s employers are looking for.

  • Advance your career with job-ready skills
  • Adopt the mindset that sets UX designers apart
  • Speak with the confidence that comes from a true, deep understanding of UX
  • Learn the tools that UX designers use every day
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The diploma actually changed my career and it’s given me the opportunity that I wanted. The knowledge gained from the course, teamed with my UX portfolio, is really what secured me my role as a UX designer.

Stephanie Bell

Stephanie Bell

UX Designer at The Hut Group

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 enroll today

Student stories

From Project Manager to UX Lead

“I would highly recommend the UX Design Institute. These guys really know what they are doing. The course has given me not only the ability to do UX, but the confidence to do it as well.”

Jenny Björkman

Edinburgh, Scotland

Jenny Björkman

Frequently asked questions

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 enroll 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 for a new airline. 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 and the Professional Certificate in Visual Design is allocated 12. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system. For guidance, please review the Certification Equivalents Table.