User Experience & Service Design

Ulster University - Belfast

User Experience & Service Design

UX and Service Design is a unique, research-focused Masters bringing together three of design's emerging specialisms - UX, Service Design, and Design Thinking – as part of a single educational experience.

The course responds to continuing changes in contemporary design practice by foregrounding human experience and social research approaches.

Teaching takes place over three semesters. Semester one focuses on principles and techniques, semester two sees students specialise, and in semester three students work on an individual, self-directed project.

There is a strong emphasis on group work and collaboration throughout. By connecting to external organisations, companies, and wider stakeholders, it is expected that you will expand horizons and push boundaries, exploring how design may contribute to real change in the areas of technology, leisure, and daily life.

MA UX and Service Design offers you a creative context in which to advance your existing knowledge and a space to develop new forms of practice based on a 'reimagining' of the possible.

For further course details please visit the college website.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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