A young field, there is no one best way to learn UX. Both of TestingTime’s founders, for example, originally majored in computer science. Our senior UX researcher, on the other hand, studied cognitive psychology, while our UX designer holds a BEng in print and media technology.

To help you decide where to enrol, we’ve compiled a list of continuing education possibilities in the DACH region, the UK, and France. The Bachelor’s programs are aimed at people looking to start a career in UX. Professionals with some work experience in UX or a closely related field will likely benefit more from the Master’s and Advanced Studies programs. These degrees help to hone essential UX skills and move up through the ranks.

Learn UX in the DACH region

Bachelor’s degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Ideation
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    Lucerne, Switzerland

    Dr. Marcel Uhr, who teaches the module ‘UX and Human Factors,’ says: “I love this program because it gets design majors and computer science majors to study side by side. Both groups gain an understanding of the other discipline and learn to speak the other’s language.”

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interaction Design
    SRH Hochschule der populären Künste
    Berlin, Germany
  • Bachelor of Science in User Experience Design
    University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt
    Ingolstadt, Germany

    Professor Ingrid Stahl describes the Bachelor of Science in Ingolstadt as “a one-of-a-kind program in Germany.” The holistic approach covers computer science, conceptualization, design, usability, and UX and takes the effects of sociological diversity, values, emotions, and cultural differences on human-computer interaction into consideration. Max Götz, who is currently enrolled in the program, adds: “I really like that the focus isn’t on creating particularly fancy or extraordinary designs. Instead, every design decision has to be argued rationally, it’s all about the user and their specific needs.”

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interface Design
    Fachhochschule Potsdam
    Potsdam, Germany
  • Bachelor of Arts in Internet of Things
    Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
    Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
  • Bachelor of Arts in Informationsdesign
    Hochschule der Medien
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interaction Design
    Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
    Zurich, Switzerland
guide to identifying appropriate UX methods kit teaser

A guide to identifying appropriate UX methods

This kit offers concise guidelines to quickly assess the general suitability of UX methods for your research project. It contains a printable diagram with established research methods for each product development phase and a UX methods sheet with descriptions, strengths and weaknesses, and areas of application.

Master’s degrees

Advanced Studies

For a more detailed look at some of these courses, be sure to check out Carole’s (German) post: Level Up!

best way to learn UX DACH

In “Level Up!” Carole gives a detailed account of how long each study program takes and what topics they cover.

Learn UX in the UK

Bachelor’s degrees

Master’s degrees

Learn UX in France

Bachelor’s degrees

  • Bachelor’s in Interaction Design
    Gobelins L’Ecole de l’Image
    Paris
  • Bachelor’s in Interactive Development
    Gobelins L’Ecole de l’Image
    Paris
    Ismaël Sebbane, who got his Bachelor’s degree at Gobelins, highly recommends it. “Gobelins is a school that unveils your talents by pushing you to your limits, further and further. It helped me reach a level I never thought possible.” He likes the friendly vibe, too: “Everybody always tries to help each other out, it isn’t a competition. I think that is our greatest strength!”
guide to identifying appropriate UX methods kit teaser

A guide to identifying appropriate UX methods

This kit offers concise guidelines to quickly assess the general suitability of UX methods for your research project. It contains a printable diagram with established research methods for each product development phase and a UX methods sheet with descriptions, strengths and weaknesses, and areas of application.

Master’s degrees

Did we miss one? Please let us know so we can keep updating this list.