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Interaction Design degrees in the UK in 2024

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Interaction Design Arts BA (Hons)

University of the Arts London (UAL) United Kingdom

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Digital Interaction Design (WG24) BSc (Hons)

University of Dundee United Kingdom

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Digital Media and Interaction Design Global BSc (Hons)

Edinburgh Napier University United Kingdom

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Information Systems (Interaction Design) BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom

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Games and Interactive Media Technologies (top up) BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

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Interactive Media Design BA (Hons)

University of East London (UEL) United Kingdom

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Interaction Design Degrees in the UK

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Interaction design, which is often referred to as IxD, refers to the process of the design and creation of interactive digital products, systems, and services. These might include computer programs, PoS (point of sale) systems, and mobile applications, among others.

The discipline of interaction design takes elements from various other subject areas, like psychology, user experience, and software engineering. The aim of an interaction designer is to create products and services that are simple and efficient for users, as well as looking appealing.

As an area based within the design and digital fields, students with an interest in digital design, user experience and software development might find interaction design an interesting subject to study.

By studying in this field, your modules are likely to cover topics such as:

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Digital Design
  • Experience Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

As a graduate of interaction design, you may find a career in a range of sectors, with your skills being useful across fields, for example:

  • Interaction Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Creative Technologist
  • Social Media Planner

Undergraduate programmes in Interaction Design are commonly available at universities around the world as:

  • Foundation degree (FdSc), which typically take 1-2 years to complete when studied full-time
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), which will typically take 3-4 years to complete when studied full-time. These can include a placement year, either abroad or in the industry.
  • Bachelor of Design (BDes), which will typically take 3-4 years to complete when studied full-time.

Entry requirements for undergraduate degrees in interaction design will usually include academic achievements at the level required by your chosen university in a related subject area, such as information technology or mathematics. If applicable, you may also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency in IELTS, TOEFL, or other accepted language tests.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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