Classes begin quarterly. Please visit our schedule page for upcoming dates.
Can I keep working while studying in the programme?
Yes. The UX/UI programme is designed for working professionals who are actively seeking a career change.
Who teaches the course?
This content of this programme has been developed by edX, and academically approved by University of Birmingham. The programme will be delivered by edX instructors, who have been approved by University of Birmingham.
How long is the programme?
The programme runs for six months, over three weekday evenings.
Do you provide career planning support?
Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as CV and portfolio support, interview preparation and experiential learning opportunities.
In order to qualify for post-graduation Career Services support, you must successfully complete the programme, have legal status to work in the UK and have an approved CV and portfolio of projects, completed and approved by Career Services four weeks prior to graduation.
Do I need to have previous experience in UX or UI before applying?
While some background knowledge is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our programme.
What sets your programme apart from others I can join in Birmingham or elsewhere?
We offer a part-time programme that allows working professionals to study UX/UI without leaving their current job.
You will benefit from a robust set of professional development services to help prepare you for success as you work to advance or change careers.
The curriculum is based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the UK market.
How many hours a week is the programme?
You can expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week in the classroom.
To be successful our students spend an average of an additional 20 hours minimum per week preparing for class and completing homework and career services assignments.
What are the requirements to complete the programme?
In order to receive a certificate of completion for the programme, you must:
Fulfill your payment obligations prior to the end date of the programme.
Attend a minimum of 95% of the class sessions.
Complete 90% of your homework assignments, including 100% of all project work (homework and projects are graded).
What is the tuition fee?
The UX/UI tuition fee is £7,200 including VAT.
A deposit of £500 including VAT is required to secure your place.
There are no additional fees for textbooks or software.
What are the payment options?
A deposit of £500 including VAT is required to secure your place in the programme. Deposit payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
Individuals who pay the tuition in full by the early registration deadline are eligible for a £700 discount or individuals can arrange a payment plan and pay in installments. To find out more, please call 0121 227 8331 to speak with an Admissions Officer.
Women in Tech: We’ve partnered with the West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Skills Training Fund to offer a ‘Women in Tech’ scholarship to contribute to fees for our boot camp programme. Recipients will get £4,000 discount of their studies and will be provided with mentoring and careers support. Learn about eligibility here and speak with boot camp admissions today to get started.
Do I need to bring my own computer?
Yes, you will need to bring your own laptop to work on during the classes, which must meet the following requirements:
Windows at least 8 GB RAM with a dual core processor (64 bit)
Mac over 2 years old – 8 GB RAM and dual core processor
Mac under 2 years
What are the entry requirements?
In order to enrol on the programme:
You must have a GCSE grade A-C or 9-4 in Maths
You must meet the English Language proficiency requirements outlined below
You must have passed the admissions interview and aptitude assessment
You must have paid the deposit
How do I prove my level of proficiency in English?
We accept the following tests:
IELTS – minimum score of 6.5
TOEFL iBT (internet based test) – minimum score of 87
TOEFL (paper based) – minimum score of 570
Is the programme accredited?
Students who successfully complete the boot camp will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from University of Birmingham. The programme is not accredited.