my name is Kristian and I’m currently looking for a suitable master’s programme in Europe (As I am from Czech Republic, tuition fee at EU universities are mostly free) to improve my UX skills (I have been working as a UX/UI designer for 3 years now).
I already made some research and here is what I found. (Note: I selected only programmes on the list which tend to me more design than technical oriented. So there should not be that much programming or maths involved.)
Human Computer Interaction - University of Siegen (2 year / free)
Design for interaction - Delft University of Technology (2 year / 4120 EUR)
New Media Design - Tilburg University (1 year / 2060 EUR)
Interaction Design - Umeå University (2 year / free)
Interaction Design - NTNU Trondheim (2 year / free)
Design - Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2 year / free)
User Experience Design - Loughborough University (1 year / 8950 GBP)
Digital and Interaction Design - Politecnico Milano (2 year / 1800 EUR)
Interaction Design and Technologies - Chalmers University (2 year / free)
Why I am interested in studying master’s programme relatex to User Experience Design? Firstly, I have to say that I come from marketing bachelor background. Later I started with UI design which transformed to UX. Now the situation is that my practical skills are quite OK, butIi lack some theoretical aspects of design and design thinking, so I think that it would be great to connect them together with the knowledge which I can get from master’s degree. Another aspect is, that I want to experience foreign conutry/culture + get som student life and of course to extend my network.
I saw extra value in Siegen master’s programme, because the Germany and Switzerland has a strong UX job market. So I was thinking about mastering the German language along my study. The problem is that the programme/university does not look very well and the Siegen has far from ideal student city.
Not shure if the intensity of 1 year master’s programe isn’t too much for me. Are the 2 year master’s programmes more in-depth than the 1 year option?
Btw. Kaiting thank you very much for your blogposts and this website, you are doing a great job :).
Thank you for all your thoughts.