User Experience (UX) Design BSc (Hons)

Prepare to optimise the interactive world of devices and systems around you, and affect change as a User Experience Designer


User Experience (UX) Design is a creative dynamic discipline that encourages curiosity creatively expressed through the voice of people. This exciting course encourages you to explore the world of interaction design and user experience with devices and systems.
This user experience design course will develop your skills in identifying unmet needs and defining them by incorporating them into the process of design.

Our course will ingrain web user experience design principles into our students and prepare them for a career in the industry. If you have an insatiable curiosity to speculate on the future and understand people’s experience as they interact with devices and systems - then this course is for you!

During your studies, you will develop an impressive portfolio of work that you can easily use for applying to a broad range of user experience jobs.
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Mode of Study:


(available as Full-time)


4 years

Course details

You will develop your knowledge and skills in designing and evaluating ubiquitous systems, user experience and creative technologies.
  • calendar How you’ll be taught You will be taught through lectures, hands-on tutorials and blended experiences. On occasions when examinations are used they tend to be open book.
  • note and pen Assessments The course is assessed primarily through project work and written reports or essays. On occasions when examinations are used they tend to be open book format.
  • library Facilities Our School of Computing has some of the most impressive computing lab facilities of any UK university. We offer not one, but two specialist digital media labs. 

    Students who cover User Experience have access to the Sensorium, a high spec UX Lab, including Eye tracking and Facial Expression analysis software.

Popular modules

Year 3 
  • Digital Storytelling 
  • Creative Technology
  • Practical Interaction Design*
  • CSI Expressed through UX*
  • Technoculture & Society
  • Design Thinking & Doing
  • Responsive Environments 

Year 4 
  • Honours Project
  • User Experience
  • Professional Indentity through Portfolio Development 
  • Scripting for Interactive Media* 
  • Experiential Design*



Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

This course is available for year 3 entry only.

The University does not sponsor students to study on part-time programmes in the UK under the Student Visa route. International Applicants must therefore have other valid immigration leave to study on this programme.

Minimum year 3


Pass in a related subject: Digital Design & Development, User Experience or other related subject with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

Applications are also invited from applicants with relevant work experience.

Other HND qualifications may be considered, please contact for advice.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2022/23 2023/24
Scotland *£305 *£305
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland *£1,157 *£1,157
Overseas and EU *£2,362 *£2,530
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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User experience design courses equip students with the skills required for a successful career in the following fields:

  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Developer
  • Creative Technologist
  • Front-end Designer
  • Usability Designer
  • Game Designer/Developer
  • Mobile/Wearable App Designer/Developer
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • UX Researcher/Design Researcher  

Students studying in the computing lab