Here’s your chance to create intuitive digital products and ingenious apps that push the boundaries of user-centred design for the platforms of the future. With access to gold-standard facilities, you’ll become a master of functionality and create design solutions for the user of tomorrow.
This practice-led course looks at the fundamentals of UX/UI design; user research, experience design, interaction design, visual design and information architecture.
The course explores the human-centred design, creative and innovative use of technology for products, brands, organisations, information, and positive change.
What can this course do for me?
Students will learn from the leading minds in UX/UI design to combine theory with practice to understand user behaviour and design products and services to put them at the heart of the experience. UI designers are employed for the visual information and interactive design on-screen across a variety of applications, such as websites, apps, devices and augmented reality, as well as installation design, wearable technology and the Internet of Things.
Top reasons to apply
This course explores the importance of designing for the end-user experience with intuitive user interfaces.
Students will explore an understanding of what constitutes UX and UI design, as well as what makes an effective UX and UI design on websites and mobile applications.
They will learn about the four most important aspects of UX and UI design: usability, interaction design, visual design and information architecture, and how these components can be professionally identified, investigated, informed and interrogated.
Students will develop and create an individual portfolio of inspiring and resolved projects based on user-centred research and design experimentation. This will showcase both their creative and analytical skills and technical expertise.
You will be continually assessed through the presentation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through the submission of a dissertation and portfolio of work.
This design-led introduction explores core competencies in graphic and information design and in design and coding for the web.
Students will begin to learn the fundamental skills of the UX and UI designer in the structuring of visual information and start to develop a fundamental digital skill-set. A programme of industry practitioners and speakers supplements and enhances the core delivery.
Year 2 explores more advanced interactivity through play and experimentation in coding. Encouraging a personal approach, the course enables and supports the application of both individual and group design propositions to real-world and imagined scenarios.
The culmination of three years of study is channelled into practical projects, which become increasingly professional in scope.
A range of self-directed projects along with a major project of the final body of work forms the third year of study. Final work is appropriate to applied contexts within the creative industries.
UX/UI Designers are in huge demand from the industry across all sectors helping to define and create the future products, services and experiences people want and enjoy.
Graduates will find work in a number of roles such as UX Designer, UX Researcher, UI Designer, Interaction Designer, Service Designer, Visual Designer, and Creative Technologist.
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.
2 A levels, grade C or above
4 AS levels, grade C or above
2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above
International students will be required to have IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 or above, or TOEFL with an overall score of 72 or above.
If an applicant does not meet the English Language requirement at the point of application, then an additional English condition will be added to any offer of entry. In addition, a pre-sessional English Language course may be offered where appropriate. Eligibility and information will be published on the Pre-Sessional English Language course webpage.
*The above requirements are not exhaustive, and a full list of alternative equivalent qualifications, international qualifications, and additional academic requirements can be found on the Ravensbourne website, or from the Admissions Office if requested.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work that shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.
We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Fees and Scholarships
Annual fee for Home Postgraduate students: £9,250
Annual fee for International Postgraduate students: £16,500
International students making full payment of the above fee by 1 August in the year of entry receive a 5% discount.
International student progressing from Further Education to Higher Education: The cost of the foundation diploma course will be reimbursed over the three years of an undergraduate course. The discount applies for the three years of the undergraduate course and will not be applied to any repeat years.
In addition to any government loans you may be eligible for, Ravensbourne University London has a limited amount of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students.
This financial support has been designed to assist in the costs of travel, meals and/or course equipment. Due to restricted funding, and a large number of eligible students, our financial support is limited and is subject to change.
We strongly advise all prospective students to consider all the costs of study including accommodation, travel, equipment, and sustenance whilst undertaking their course and to have alternative means of funding such as part-time work and/or savings.