Course Detail, Manchester Metropolitan University (2023)

  • Study
  • Undergraduate
  • BSc (Hons) Web and User Experience Design

BSc (Hons)

Course overview

Whatever the purpose and whoever the user, web design marries the technical with the creative. The pioneers and leaders in this industry over the past 20 years have been both talented developers and left-field thinkers – a combination of creativity and code that has helped shape the modern digital experience.

As a Web & User Experience Design student, you will be part of a vibrant, multi-disciplinary creative community at our School of Digital Arts (SODA). With an innovative curriculum that ignores the narrow limits of any one discipline, you’ll have ample opportunity for collaborating with fellow SODA students – whether they’re studying games, photography, animation or sound design (to name a few). It’s an approach designed to mirror the real worki...

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Features and benefits

Course Information

Our BSc course offers a range of units shaped around both aspects. Considering the technical and the aesthetic side by side, you will gain an insight into the past, present and potential futures of web and user experience design. The course also offers a space for investigating user experience as a discipline –  a method of understanding what users need and creating exciting experiences that meet both user and business needs. It’s a course that will help you develop the key practical and personal skills that today’s digital agencies need, or that can pave the way for further study and research –  in areas including Computer Science, User Experience and Project Management, among others.

School of Digital Arts (SODA)

The new School of Digital Arts houses the latest technology, facilities and workspaces to support your practice and study.

Our courses offer an interdisciplinary approach spanning film, animation, UX design, photography, sound design, gaming, AI and more. Studying at SODA will open up opportunities for you to work with others within and outside of your subject discipline as well as with industry experts and digital and creative tech specialists.

The school is at the heart of the thriving digital creative sector in Manchester and is extremely well placed to take advantage of local, national and global employment opportunities within the digital sector.

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Taught by Experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Entry Requirements

These typical entry requirements may be subject to change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please check back for further details.

Fees and Funding

Foundation Year students

UK, EU and Channel Islands full-time foundation year fee: £9,250 per year for the foundation year. This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation and may increase each academic year in line with inflation or UK government policy for both new and continuing students.

Non-EU international full-time foundation year fee: £18,500 per year. When progressing from the pre-degree foundation year to the linked degree. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study)

UK and Channel Island Students

Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation and may increase each academic year in line with inflation or UK government policy for both new and continuing students.

EU and Non-EU International Students

Full-time fee: £18,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A degree typically comprises 360 credits, a DipHE 240 credits, a CertHE 120 credits, and an integrated masters 480 credits. The tuition fee for the placement year for those courses that offer this option is £1,850, subject to inflationary increases based on government policy and providing you progress through the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). The tuition fee for the study year abroad for those courses that offer this option is £1,385, subject to inflationary increases based on government policy and providing you progress through the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

specialist Costs

All students have easy access to computing equipment and web and user experience equipment and resources. Software relevant to their study is available on campus and is regularly updated. In addition to desktop machines, students are also able to access the university laptop loan service. Students working off campus may wish to purchase their own photography equipment, computer and licensed software.

All students are strongly advised to purchase a portable hard drive to continually back-up their work (£50-100). In cases where students need to print their work, additional costs may be incurred which will be determined by the nature of the work.

There are opportunities throughout the programme to attend local, national and international study trips which will incur costs. These costs are proportional to the distance and length of the study trip. Students are encouraged to market their work in forums relevant to their study which may mean paying for materials or a digital service provider. All essential reading material and learning resources related to their programme of study is available in the library, however, students may wish to purchase their own books, subscribe to relevant online journals or pay for access to online resources or memberships.

placement Costs

Students wishing to follow the placement year and/or study year abroad units will incur extra costs. These costs are variable and will usually be dependent on distance, and local costs of the country in which the placement or overseas study takes place.

Funding

Find out more about financing your studies and whether you may qualify for one of our bursaries and scholarships

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Career Prospects

Digital products are at the heart of our lives. Survey after survey shows that those who can create, research and update them, who are curious about making them better, and who can communicate their ideas to others, are in high demand locally and internationally. These are all skills at heart of this programme.

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How to apply

You can apply for the full-time option of this course through UCAS.

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UCAS code(s)

WUE1

Institution code: M40

You can review our current Terms and Conditions before you make your application. If you are successful with your application, we will send you up to date information alongside your offer letter.

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Our programmes undergo an annual review and major review (normally at 6 year intervals) to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. For further information on when we may make changes to our programmes, please see the changes section of our Terms and Conditions.

Important Notice
This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate. Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us to access the most up to date information for your chosen course of study.

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