User Experience DesignPreston Campus
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Rank: 102 (UKEAS)
Location: Preston Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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Course overviewUser Experience (UX) Design is a specialist and highly sought after skill which involves creating compelling user experiences which keep people engaged with computing products. Many systems fail because of problems with the user interaction, rather than problems with the underlying code. UX places users at the centre of the analysis, design and evaluation of systems.This course is ideal if you have some existing programming skills and want to get an in-depth understanding of users so that you can work with them to create technologies which offer positive user experiences. You'll develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills as you explore the latest developments in this field, including website accessibility, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Child-Computer Interaction, and multimedia for learning.There is a vibrant international research community engaged in developing new methods and theories that underpin UX within the broad field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) Design. You'll be taught by staff who are active researchers in this emerging field, giving you the chance to engage with the very latest ideas and technologies.Further informationSome programming experience is expected for entry onto this course. Why study with us
- You'll have access to the very latest technology. Facilities include a purpose-built Human-Computer Interaction Suite, which is used for the evaluation of software products.
- Teaching is done in small groups, with plenty of opportunities for practical work, networking with students and staff, and getting involved with research activities.
- You have the chance to enhance your CV by undertaking a professional placement as part of your degree (this will extend your study time by six to twelve months).
Specific entry requirements for the course are a recognised British Honours degree (or its equivalent) with a minimum of a 2.1, or equivalent, in a Computing or Technology-related subject area; or a recognised British Honours degree (or its equivalent) in a non-computing subject area plus substantial relevant experience. Students with non-standard qualifications or who have work experience will be considered on a case by case basis, some programming experience (through a taught programme or self-taught) is expected. All applicants are expected to display communication skills appropriate to an Honours graduate. In particular, students whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate appropriate competence speaking and writing in English. For international students IELTS 6.5, or its equivalent, is a minimum requirement. Applicants may be interviewed.
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About this university
There are an average of 2,000 international students attending the university from over 100 countries, often due to the range of international partnerships in place. There is a dedicated International Office that are available to help with matters such as the application process, visas and immigration advice and even help with coming to live in the city. There are a number of special international events held during the year to help students feel at home and learn about the larger community as well as with ties to their own cultures. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as offer advice and representation for its members. It operates a two floor bar that has a number of well known music acts having performed there as well as another bar next door that is open every day during term time. There are some 35 different sports clubs on offer for students with many using the sports centre on campus. They take part in the BUCS leagues and also use the UCLan Sports Arena two miles from campus. There are also motor racing societies that run a team called UCLAN Racing. Student run media includes a newspaper called Pluto and there are numerous societies such as arts, interest and culture and faith based.