Professional Diploma in UX Design

Build a career in UX with the world’s only university credit-rated online UX course

UX Design Institute


£2,250 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 Months
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12 Months
Level 8 Diploma User Experience Design
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Become a Certified User Experience Professional

Build a career in UX with the world’s only university credit-rated online UX course. Acquire the mindset, the skills and the confidence that make UX designers so valuable. A rewarding and meaningful career awaits.

Why become a UX designer?

  • Be in demand
    UX is a high-growth sector. The demand for UX designers far outstrips the supply of qualified professionals.

  • Get well paid
    UX designers are highly paid. The average entry-level salary for a UX designer in the United Kingdom is £35,465 (PayScale, 2019)

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


Level 8 Diploma User Experience Design
Regulated by SQA

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  • Duration: 6 months
    Get certified in six months following a flexible, structured learning path.

  • Delivery: Online
    The course is delivered entirely online, including video modules, mentor-led webinars and support.

  • Assessment: 2-hour exam
    Before getting certified, you'll be assessed during a two-hour exam taken online.

Outcomes for you

  • Think like a UX designer; adopt the mindset that sets them apart
  • Showcase your knowledge with a portfolio of project work
  • Speak with the confidence that comes from a true, deep understanding of UX
  • Advance your career with job-ready skills
  • Complete a university credit-rated course, valued by employers globally
  • Become a Certified UX Professional

Learn with us

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

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

  • Mentors & webinars
    Be guided by our hand-picked, world-class mentors during monthly webinars.

  • Structure & support
    Stay motivated with a structured programme supported by fellow students and our customer success team.

What you’ll learn

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

  • Module 01 - Introduction to UX design
  • Module 02 - User research
  • Module 03 - User goals
  • Module 04 - Structure and navigation
  • Module 05 - Interactions
  • Module 06 - Design principles
  • Module 07 - Design patterns
  • Module 08 - Mobile
  • Module 09 - Workflows
  • Module 10 - Prototyping and wireframing
  • Projects and portfolio - Projects that build into a portfolio
  • Exam - 2-hour final exam



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 array of backgrounds, including project management, development, graphic design, product management, business analysis and so on.


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.

Career path

  • The average salary for entry level user experience designers is £28,000
  • The average salary for user experience designers with 1-5 years experience ranges from £29,000 to £50,000
  • The average salary for user experience managers/leads is £80,000

Information from LinkedIn Salary Reports, based on real jobs listings.

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