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App Design and User Experience (UX) (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sligo, Ireland
App Design and User Experience (UX) (Hons) from Institute of Technology Sligo is the process of designing digital products that are useful, easy to use, and delightful to interact with. This could be your mobile phone app, or a website but equally a smartwatch, your car entertainment system, or a medical device that you wear.
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App Design and User Experience (UX) (Hons) from Institute of Technology Sligo focuses on the end user and how a person feels when interacting with a computer system - even when it doesn’t look like a computer. UX/Digital Product designers routinely work within software and digital development teams to maximising user satisfaction through user research, usability testing and iterative design. 

The programme equally equips you with the tools and skills to bring these ideas to life. You’ll learn rapid coding techniques to let you iterate quickly through your ideas and put them into the hands of users for real-world testing.


Students are expected to take up the many available employment opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. The skillset of these graduates is such that the range of opportunities available includes User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) design, UX/UI development, UX research, Information architecture and User-Centred design all within the area of UX Design/Development/Digital Media in various industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Open Stack Development 402
  • Content Strategy for UX
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Project UX 400
  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Startup Engineering
  • Augmented UX/UI Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements

  • The requirement for entry to one of our Level 8 programmes is a minimum of 4 grade O6 and 2 Grade H5. This must include English or Irish and Mathematics.
  • We accept a H7 and above in Higher Level Mathematics, and also a B2 or higher in Foundation mathematics, as meeting the mathematics entry requirements.
  • We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sligo

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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