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Level 8 Professional Diploma in UX Design

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

UX Design Institute


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6 months · Self-paced
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12 months
Level 8 Diploma - User Experience Design
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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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

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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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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.